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.
A Special Webinar with the AMA
Join us for a joint webinar hosted by AMA and Doctors for the Environment Australia, focussing on how health professionals can take a leading role in the push for climate action and sustainability.
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.
JOIN or SUPPORT DEA and make a bigger difference today!
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