Thursday, March 15, 2012


date: Fri, 7 Mar 2003 15:13:38 +0100
from: "Marjan Minnesma" <>
subject: FW: Latest version of ENSEMBLES WP structure
to: "Bert Metz" <>, "Mike" <>

Dear Mike and Bert,
I hope you had some chance to sit together and think about how to organise or get together
to organise workpackage 2 of EFIEA. I would be happy to meet you anywhere in Europe, and
preferably in the coming month, as I would not like to loose too much time in getting some
things off the ground before the summer.

Please read Richards remarks as well, which are in a way indirect criticisms on EFIEA, and
see if it is of any use for us.


Mrs. mr.drs. M.E. Minnesma MBA
Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM)
De Boelelaan 1087
1081 HV Amsterdam
tel: +31 20 444 9597
fax: +31 20 444 9553

-----Original Message-----
From: Bettina Menne []
Sent: Friday, March 07, 2003 12:29 PM
To: 'Richard Tol'; Bettina Menne
Cc: Marjan Minnesma
Subject: RE: Latest version of ENSEMBLES WP structure

Richard for your explanation:

Within the European Ministerial Conference cycle I have to organize at the
next Environment and Health Ministries conference (Budapest, June, 2004) a
ROUND-TABLE on energy, sustainable development and health.

For this I am in charge of the development of a short "background document"
with evidence based information on this topic.

The issue is interesting for us under four aspects:

How does energy generation, distribution and transmission affect human
health ?
-Internalization of external costs
-Includes high concerns such as EMF, nuclear waste, etc
How do current and future energy policies affect health?
-HIA and promotion of win-win strategies
How can we deal with energy poverty?
-E.g. fuel poverty initiative in the United Kingdom
How can the health sector become more energy efficient?

Hope this helps
Thanks again

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Tol [[1]]
Sent: 07 March 2003 12:17
To: Bettina Menne
Cc: Marjan. Minnesma@Ivm. Vu. Nl
Subject: RE: Latest version of ENSEMBLES WP structure

> Dear Richard first of all do you know of any project which looks more into
> details at energy impacts and security?

I've been trying to push EFIEA2 in that direction -- but, although most
people see the connection between oil and security, and between oil and
climate, so far most people are blind to the connection between oil and
climate -- silly really -- a lot of Arabs really hate us, and the only thing
that restrains them is that we buy their stuff -- if we decide to use solar
power instead, there'll be economic misery and much less restraint in Arabia

there's also an overlooked link between dislocated people (e.g., sea level
rise) and terrorism

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