August 6, 2021 - August 6th, 2021 The political debate about climate change in Australia is stuck on whether the Federal Government should commit to net zero climate pollution by 2050. This is largely ...
Is Your Diet Harming the Planet?
June 22, 2021 - Your diet could be taking a toll on the planet in ways that you might not have realised. Fortunately, significantly reducing your impact is actually quite easy—and will likely yield ...
Renew Economy: Australia must kick the gas habit, because it is bad for our health
May 7, 2021 - The Federal Government is continuing its push for a so-called ‘gas-led’ recovery. How could this be when the evidence of health impacts from polluting gas has hardened considerably? Read DEA ...
DEA signs Open Letter from coalition of health groups to call for urgent climate action
May 3, 2021 - To read the open letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, click here
Happy 20-year anniversary DEA!
April 23, 2021 - 2001-2021 Celebrating two decades of protecting health through care of the environment.
Climate Change Threatens Future of Sport in Australia
April 15, 2021 - In a recent interview on the Doctors for the Environment Podcast, Dr Martin Rice from The Climate Council laid out how climate change is threatening almost every aspect of sport in Australia.
How climate change is impacting your health
March 3, 2021 - Dr Helen Redmond, visiting medical officer for Sydney's MetroRehab Hospital and divestment convenor for Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA), gave a TED talk in late 2020 explaining how climate change impacts on public health.
Launch of New Report on Sustainable Healthcare
March 2, 2021 - Health professionals are increasingly treating climate-related illnesses, and healthcare services are vulnerable to a range of risks, including an increase in patient demand and threats to infrastructure, workforce and supply chains.
Review says government must act decisively to overhaul Australia’s major environmental laws
February 9, 2021 - Last week, the long-awaited final report from a legislated 10 year review of the EPBC Act was released. DEA welcomes its recognition of the fundamental failings of the Act and its call for far-reaching reforms to improve environmental protections and restoration in Australia.
ABC: ‘Heat refuges’ may be one solution to Western Sydney’s climate emergency
January 15, 2021 - Last summer, Western Sydney, which experiences higher temperatures than the rest of the state, sweated through 37 days over 35 degrees Celsius. Local GP, Kim Loo, who is also the ...
7am: Climate change will kill you, part one- heat
January 6, 2021 - Australians are already feeling the effects of a warming planet on their health. Journalist Paddy Manning and 7am examine the impact of heat in the first of a three-part podcast ...
Healthcare must be part of climate change solution
December 17, 2020 - PRESENTLY, the world is on track for a 3.2°C temperature rise with current emission pledges – a temperature incompatible with human civilisation, let alone healthy populations.….Written by DEA members Eugenie Kayak and ...
Report: Net Zero Emissions for Australia’s healthcare sector (14 Dec 2020)
December 13, 2020 - 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 ...
Budget2020: DEA calls for a #HealthyRecovery
October 8, 2020 - With Budget 2020 now upon us, our federal government has an opportunity to implement policies that address the COVID-19 economy recovery and climate change, which also has potentially catastrophic health ...
ZOONOSES: joining the dots between people, animals and the natural world
August 26, 2020 - Zoonosis is an infectious disease that can be passed from an animal to a human. Our newest fact sheet explores zoonotic diseases, how ongoing human encroachment on natural habitats has ...