30 May 2012

Around the World in 80+ min with HIA in the Energy Sector - Session I, Presentation 5

Risk Assessment of Danish Energy Policy 2008-11

 

Developing a methodology to undstand impacts of key policies an dtheir health impacts - developed a Rapid Full Chain Approach or Model

  • Policy related issues have an impact on health determinants which change risk factors and lead to health outcomes and the likely sub-populations affected.
  • 10 top down case studies
  • 6-7 bottom-up case studies
 

Policy and decision makers wanted measurable determinants and to have concrete and quantifiable health impacts and measurable health outcomes.

Very difficult to quantify from policy to health determinant to risk factor and health outcome.

Aim to model how the various energy mix scenarios affect risk factors and key health outcomes - particularly environmental health outcomes.

 

Challenges:

  • Definition of exposure (4% reduction in energy demand, number of wind turbines, level of pollutants emitted)
  • Horizontal interactions (environmental - social - behavioural; qualitatively and quantitatively)
  • Uncertainties