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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On behalf of all of us at DEA, I’m delighted to congratulate Dr Eugenie Kayak who has been appointed Melbourne Enterprise Professor in Sustainable Healthcare in the Department of Critical ......Featured News News & Media
The AMA and DEA outlined their plans to heads of state and federal health departments to reduce the healthcare sector’s carbon footprint....News News & Media Sustainable Health Care
Climate change is a health emergency, which is already contributing to life-threatening illness and deaths and the Australian healthcare sector is part of the problem – contributing about 7 per cent to Australia’s national carbon...Media Releases News & Media Sustainable Health Care
Towards net zero emissions in healthcare The changing climate is exposing our patients and communities to more frequent and intense extreme weather. Health professionals are increasingly treating climate-related illnesses, and ......Featured Health Professional Education Resources Other Resources Sustainable Health Care
Despite the known health risks of cooking with gas, doctors are often unaware of the risks, according to an article that has been published in the Australian Journal of General Practice. ......Media Releases News & Media
Dr Ying Gu for Women’s Agenda: Climate change has women’s health consequences that must be addressed
We know about the impact of climate change on our environment, but what about on fertility and pregnancy? Climate change, fertility and pregnancy are not typically discussed together, however, obstetrician ......Climate Change Featured News & Media Opinion Pieces
The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) has become the first medical college in Australia to sign up to the newly released Green College Guidelines. The guidelines, which have been ......Climate Change Health Professional Education Resources Media Releases
Members of Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA) are disappointed their country has been ranked 55 in the recent release of the Germanwatch Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI). While Australia ......Climate Change Featured Media Releases News News & Media
As the federal government considers joining the global push to halt deforestation by 2030 at COP27 this week, the Victorian government is facing calls at home to end native forest ......Biodiversity Featured Media Releases News & Media Forest Logging Victoria
A new and internationally rare example of student-staff co-development of systematic planetary health and healthcare sustainability curriculum resources for teaching medicine connects the dots between foundational medical learning and...Media Releases News & Media
Dr David Shearman is co-founder of DEA and Emeritus Professor of medicine at the University of Adelaide, South Australia. He is co-author of “The Climate Change Challenge and the Failure ......News News & Media
The Australian Medical Association and Doctors for the Environment Australia say the federal government’s budget commitment to establish a National Health Sustainability and Climate Unit is a big win in ......Featured Media Releases News & Media Sustainable Health Care