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This week’s special feature dives into the topic of Alcohol and the Triple Planetary Crisis. The UN General Assembly recently declared access to clean and healthy environment a universal human right. In this Special Feature we explore how alcohol impedes the Human Right to healthy environments.
The newsletter also includes the best episodes of our Alcohol Issues Podcast. And we share five upcoming event alerts.

Alcohol Issues Newsletter August 08 – August 12, 2022

This week’s Alcohol Issues highlights

  • New Momentum For Cancer Warning Labeling on Alcohol in Canada.
  • Parental Alcohol Supply Is Important Risk Factor For Later Adolescent Alcohol Use.
  • Alcohol Giant Pernod Ricard Attacks Indian Government Over Alcohol Tax.

This week’s most popular stories

  • Denormalizing Alcohol: Manchester United and Reality TV Address Pervasive Alcohol Harm.
  • Alcohol Packaging as a Promotional Tool.
  • How Several Hundred Lancet Co-Authors Lost a Million Global Alcohol-Caused Deaths.

Special Feature – No. 26

Alcohol and the Triple Planetary Crisis

How Alcohol Impedes the Human Right to Healthy Environments

The UN General Assembly has declared access to clean and healthy environment a universal human right.
The resolution notes that the right to a healthy environment is related to existing international law and affirms that its promotion requires the full implementation of multilateral environmental agreements.
This Alcohol Issues Special Feature explores how alcohol affects the three planetary crisis of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution.

The newly recognised human right will be crucial to tackling the triple planetary crisis – the three main interlinked environmental threats that humanity currently faces:

  • climate change,
  • pollution, and
  • biodiversity loss.

Through its multiple health, social and economic harms, alcohol is a massive obstacle to sustainable human development, adversely affecting all three dimensions of development and reaching into all aspects of society.

Alcohol adversely affects 14 out of 17 SDGs and a total of 54 targets.

Alcohol production, consumption fuels climate crisis. Very few people actually think of alcohol in terms of its climate impact.

Alcohol production threatens sustainable use of natural resources. The production of alcoholic beverages is very resource-intensive and not environmentally sustainable. By some estimates, up to 92% of brewing ingredients are wasted.

Alcohol production degrades ecosystems and threatens biodiversity.

The Alcohol Issues Podcast

In-depth conversations with policy makers, community leaders and scientists, driving the global discourse about 21st century alcohol policy solutions.

The Alcohol Issues Podcast is an original production by Movendi International. It’s a show about current alcohol issues of global importance. Through in-depth conversations with policy makers, community leaders and scientists, we explore alcohol policy issues, discuss landmark scientific studies, and expose the alcohol industry.

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