This is a baseline report by research consortium INHERIT funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme. The INHERIT project aims to identify effective inter-sectoral policies, interventions and innovations that enable a ‘triple win’ by reducing environmental impacts, improving health and wellbeing, and generating greater health equity.
The report provides a review of the links between behaviour, environmental sustainability, health and health equity for three areas: living (green space, housing), moving (active transport) and consuming (food). The policies, innovations and practices identified as potential ‘triple wins’ will then be further evaluated in the remainder of the project to identify the success factors and barriers, the costs and benefits for the environment, health and health inequalities. The report places emphasis on the need for behavioural change, noting that lifestyle choices and behaviours result from a complex interaction of factors acting at the level of society.
The report presents a conceptual and analytical framework that has been developed to guide INHERIT’s work (see image below).
You can find the report here.