When we think of carbon emissions, we don’t often think of healthcare’s substantial contribution. Yet, in Australia alone, this sector is responsible for 7% of our national carbon emissions.
Australia’s doctors are escalating their efforts to address their climate change footprint.
This joint article by Dr Eugenie Kayak, Convenor of DEA’s Sustainable Healthcare Special Interest Group and Enterprise Professor of Sustainable Healthcare at the University of Melbourne, Dr John Van Der Kallen, Chair of DEA, and Professor Stephen Robson, President of the Federal AMA, does an excellent wrap-up of the second AMA/DEA annual meeting of Climate change and sustainability: leadership and action from Australian doctors, where 11 colleges signed up to a communique to combat climate change.
More than 300 people joined the webinar on 9 August. It included the Chief Medical Officer Professor Paul Kelly and representatives of medical specialty colleges, the Minister for Health, the Hon Mark Butler MP, and others.
Read the full MJAInsight article which was published on 15 August HERE.
You can view the recording of the webinar HERE.
The media statement is HERE.