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Ten Lessons for Good Practice for the INHERIT Triple Win: Health, Equity, and Environmental Sustainability

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Institute of Health Equity, UCL, London WC1E 7HB, UK
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EuroHealthNet, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
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European Centre for Environment and Human Health, University of Exeter Medical School, Truro TR1 3HD, UK
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National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Centre for Sustainability, Environment and Health, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
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Department of Neuromedicine and Movement Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 7030 Trondheim, Norway
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Department of Public Health and Nursing, NTNU Center for Health Promotion Research, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 7030 Trondheim, Norway
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Basque Centre for Climate Change, Biscaya, 48004 Pais Vasco, Spain
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Department of Economics, Universidad de Alcalá, 28801 Alcalá, Spain
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Health Economics Group, University of Exeter Medical School, Exeter EX1 2LU, UK
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Environment Centre (CUNI), Charles University, 162 00 Prague, Czech Republic
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Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), CIS-IUL, 1649-026 Lisboa, Portugal
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Philips Research, Brain, Behavior and Cognition Group, 5656 AE Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Human-Technology Interaction Group, Eindhoven University of Technology (TUe), 5612 AE Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Prolepsis Institute, 151 25 Athens, Greece
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Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production, 42107 Wuppertal, Germany
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Public Health Agency of Sweden, Solna, 171 82, Sweden
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Federal Centre for Health Education, (BZgA) Cologne, 50825 Cologne, Germany
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Department of Marketing, Innovation and Organisation, University of Ghent, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
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The Institute of Public Health of the Republic of North Macedonia (IJZRM), 1000 Skopje, North Macedonia
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Riga City Council, 1010 Riga, Latvia
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(22), 4546; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16224546
Received: 16 October 2019 / Revised: 7 November 2019 / Accepted: 14 November 2019 / Published: 17 November 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue A More Sustainable and Healthier Future for All: What Works?)
The world’s challenges of climate change, damage to ecosystems, and social and health inequalities require changes in human behaviours at every level of organisation, among governments, business, communities, and individuals. An important question is how behaviour change can be enabled and supported at the scale and speed required. The research reported in this paper describes important lessons for good practice in changing contexts to modify behaviours for a triple win for health, equity and environmental sustainability. Authors synthesised learning from qualitative, quantitative and cost benefit evaluations of 15 case studies conducted in 12 countries in Europe. The case studies address ways of living (green spaces and energy efficient housing), moving (active transport) and consuming (healthy and sustainable diets) that support the triple win. Ten lessons for good practice were identified. These include bringing a triple win mindset to policy and practice in planning interventions, with potential to improve environmental sustainability, health and equity at the same time. The lessons for good practice are intended to support governmental and non-governmental actors, practitioners and researchers planning to work across sectors to achieve mutual benefits for health and environmental sustainability and in particular to benefit poorer and more socio-economically disadvantaged groups. View Full-Text
Keywords: policy and practice; health; equity; environmental sustainability; behaviour change; urban settings; co-creation; living; moving; consuming policy and practice; health; equity; environmental sustainability; behaviour change; urban settings; co-creation; living; moving; consuming
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Bell, R.; Khan, M.; Romeo-Velilla, M.; Stegeman, I.; Godfrey, A.; Taylor, T.; Morris, G.; Staatsen, B.; van der Vliet, N.; Kruize, H.; Anthun, K.S.; Lillefjell, M.; Espnes, G.A.; Chiabai, A.; García de Jalón, S.; Quiroga, S.; Martinez-Juarez, P.; Máca, V.; Zvěřinová, I.; Ščasný, M.; Marques, S.; Craveiro, D.; Westerink, J.; Spelt, H.; Karnaki, P.; Strube, R.; Merritt, A.-S.; Friberg, M.; Bélorgey, N.; Vos, M.; Gjorgjev, D.; Upelniece, I.; Costongs, C. Ten Lessons for Good Practice for the INHERIT Triple Win: Health, Equity, and Environmental Sustainability. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 4546.

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