iDEA 2021: Planet, Health and Hope
iDEA 2021: Planet, Health and Hope, will provide you with an honest appraisal of the climate crisis from scientific, medical, cultural and political perspectives. Conference tickets are now available.
An open letter to Scott Morrison by the AMA and DEA
In an open letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, which comes just weeks before a major climate conference in Glasgow, Australian doctors have warned Australia must significantly lift its commitment to the global effort to bring climate change under control, to save lives and protect health.
Making Health Care Sustainable
The carbon footprint of Australia’s healthcare sector is estimated at over 7% of Australia’s total emissions.
Guided by the principle ‘first do no harm’ it is beholden on the healthcare sector to be part of the solution and urgently ‘get its own house in order.’
Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA) is an organisation of doctors who recognise that human health and wellbeing require an environment; free of pollution, capable of providing nutritious food, rich in biodiversity, and able to provide for current and future generations sustainably.
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