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AMA and DEA sign crucial partnership to lead action on climate change
Doctors for the Environment Australia is thrilled to renew its partnership with the AMA to address the severe health impacts of climate change. Today, AMA President Prof Steve Robson and ......Event Featured Media Releases News & Media
Media release: Victorian Government’s end to native forest logging is a win for the environment and for health
Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA) welcomes the Victorian Government’s decision to end native forest logging by January next year- six years ahead of schedule. Victorian DEA Chair Dr ......Biodiversity Media Releases News & Media
Fact Sheet: Severe Storms, Floods and Your Health
Floods and severe storms are harmful to our health. Extreme weather is becoming more common with climate change, and is demanding and costly to individuals, communities and health systems. This ......Climate Change Fact Sheets Health Professional Education Resources Resources
MJAInsight: Doctors must ‘step up’ to confront climate crisis
When the Australian Parliament recently passed the Safeguard Mechanism- the country’s most significant carbon emissions reduction legislation in over a decade- where was the health voice in the debate? DEA’s ......Climate Change Featured News & Media Opinion Pieces
MJA: Why losing Australia’s biodiversity matters for human health- insights from the latest State of the Environment assessment
Only with a healthy planet can we ensure healthy people. Yet while there is increasing understanding about the effects of climate change on our environment and our health, much less ......Biodiversity Featured News & Media Opinion Pieces
Pearls & Irritations: Do universities with medical schools fail on fossil fuels?
Universities have expertise in research and teaching in areas that are relevant to understanding global warming: geology, physics, mathematics, biology, oceanography, engineering, and atmospheric physics. Furthermore, those...Divestment Featured News & Media Opinion Pieces
DEA’s response to the IPCC report
The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report highlights the narrow window of opportunity that we now have for humanity to secure a liveable future, with deep emission cuts ......Featured News & Media Opinion Pieces climate change
Nature, Our Medicine – After Hours Webinar
The natural world provides our life support system- giving us clean air and water, a stable climate and healthy soils to grow our food. Earth’s biological richness, or biodiversity, offers ......Featured Other Resources Webinar Presentations
Chats for Change with WWF-Australia – Can Trees Save Us?
DEA’s Dr Kim Loo joins Olympic swimming champion, Bronte Campbell, and WWF’s resident tree expert, Dr Stuart Blanch to explore why trees are crucial for our health in the first ......Biodiversity Featured
DEA goes to Canberra
As trusted voices, doctors and others in the health sector, who are on the frontline of care, have a role in influencing policy in decarbonisation: The health of our patients, ......Climate Change Featured climate change Safeguard Mechanism