DEA - Doctors for the environment
  • Investing in Health report: how health professionals can help shape the future

    Doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, health organisations and health super funds urged to quit coal, oil and gas. On 17 April 2016 Doctors for the Environment Australia and Climate and Health Alliance launched a new landmark report, urging Australia's 600,000 plus health workers and…

    Read More | Posted in: Divestment | 17 April 2016 - Joy
  • Divestment FAQ’s

    The Divestment FAQs was developed by Doctors for the Environment Australia ahead of the first ever Global Divestment Day on 13 to 14 February 2015. DEA believes the movement to divest from the fossil fuel industry, which is jeopardising our planet's capacity to maintain a…

    Read More | Posted in: Divestment | 09 February 2015 - Carmela Ferraro
  • Divestment and Public Health flyer from DEA and AMSA

    The following flyer was developed by DEA, AMSA and connecting divestment and public health. Could your superannuation fund, bank or university be contributing to the biggest public health problem of our time?...

    Read More | Posted in: Divestment | 20 May 2014 - Joy
  • Natural gas development (UGD) and its implications for health

    Natural Gas, composed mainly of methane with some other hydrocarbons, is categorised as conventional or unconventional depending on its source. - Conventional gas exists in large offshore reservoirs and onshore reservoirs and is often found when drilling for oil.  - Unconventional gas is ‘natural…

    Read More | Posted in: | 23 June 2016 - Rebecca Osborne
  • Unconventional gas and health - Fact Sheet

    Unconventional gas is ‘natural gas’ that is trapped in rock from which it is difficult to extract, requiring specialised mining procedures and often access to large areas of land.  There are serious threats to human health from unconventional gas at many levels. They relate to: 1. Land…

    Read More | Posted in: Unconventional Gas | 22 June 2016 - Rebecca Osborne
  • Unconventional Gas Development - DEA Position Statement

    Unconventional gas development (UGD) is the extraction of natural gas which is difficult to access conventionally, from coal seams, shale or other rock formations, using techniques such as directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing (fracking). Hydraulic fracturing involves the pressurised…

    Read More | Posted in: Unconventional Gas | 21 June 2016 - Rebecca Osborne
  • Croakey: Where does your bank stand on fossil fuels? A call for health professionals to divest.

    Doctors calling on other health professionals to join the divestment movement   By Dr Doug Shaw and Dr John Willoughby Story Editor: Melissa Sweet   Climate change is one of three “slow-motion disasters” shaping the global health landscape, together with the rise of antimicrobial…

    Read More | Posted in: Divestment | 25 May 2016 - Doug Shaw and John Willoughby
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