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
  • Climate Change & Health in Australia Fact Sheets

    Doctors for the Environment Australia has developed this fact sheet to outline the effects of climate change on human health particularly in Australia, and how health can benefit from efforts to lessen and prevent climate change. The recent Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention…

    Read More | Posted in: Climate Change | 22 March 2016 - Rebecca Osborne
  • Fact Sheet the human health tolls of coal

    - The burning of coal emits hazardous air pollutants, including particulate matter, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, carbon dioxide, mercury and arsenic. - Australia has one of the carbon intensive and polluting electricity supplies in the world, with around 80% of electricity generation coming from…

    Read More | Posted in: Coal & Health | 10 August 2015 - Joy
  • DEA Report; No Time for Games: Children’s Health and Climate Change

    DEA's report No Time for Games: Children’s Health and Climate Change shines the national spotlight on the potential health harms that children especially face from global warming, and calls for swift and decisive action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  The report was co-authored by…

    Read More | Posted in: Childrens Health | 02 June 2015 - admin
  • 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
  • Biodiversity Policy

    Natural ecosystems support our health by filtering our air, providing fresh water and food, regulating our climate, directly improving human health and protecting against the spread of disease and pests. They also foster our mental wellbeing and serve as places of recreation and sources of…

    Read More | Posted in: Biodiversity, Forests & Health | 30 December 2014 - Rebecca Osborne
  • Biodiversity Position Statement

    Doctors for the Environment Australia is focussed on the complex interaction between human health and our natural environment and is therefore interested in environmental degradation, particularly the loss of biodiversity and the effect this is having, and will continue to have, on human…

    Read More | Posted in: Biodiversity, Forests & Health | 30 August 2014 - Rebecca Osborne
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