August 30, 2021 - – We’re proud to launch our new briefing document: How Climate Change Affects Your Health: The Facts.
Human pressure on the natural environment is widening and escalating. Environmental threats to human wellbeing, health and survival has become evident over the past two to three decades.
Doctors for the Environment Australia seeks to raise awareness of the risks to local and global human health – present and future – from environmentally damaging and disruptive technological choices and related short-term economic priorities.
DEA is focussed on human-induced climate change, widely regarded as now the most serious, and growing, worldwide threat to human health and survival and to social stability.
In September 2019, Doctors for the Environment Australia declared a Climate Health Emergency and were supported by numerous medical organisations both in Australia and overseas.
Climate Change Resources
POLICY PAPER AND POSITION STATEMENT ON CLIMATE CHANGE
DEA Policy: Action on climate change and health – governance and strategy : the need for federal leadership and new Commonwealth laws to guide climate change mitigation and adaptation with a focus on present and future threats.
FACTSHEETS ON CLIMATE CHANGE
Heatwaves and Health (Jan 2020)
Bushfires and Health: our fire-prone continent is at particular risk from the impacts of climate change, and we are experiencing more extreme heat events, an increase in severe fire danger days and a longer fire season. (Dec 2017)
Severe storms, floods and your health (March 2017)
How Climate Change Affects Your Health: The Facts (September 2021)
PowerPoint presentation that details why climate change and sustainability is core business for health professionals and an essential part of health education. (July 2018)
DEA SUBMISSIONS RELATED TO CLIMATE CHANGE
Zali Steggall’s climate change Bills (Nov 2020)
Climate Change and Sustainability: Leadership and Action from Australian Doctors
August 16, 2021 - Australia’s healthcare sector is estimated to contribute to 7% of Australia’s total carbon footprint, yet climate change is contributing to life-threatening illnesses and deaths. Many in the healthcare sector are ...
DEA joins statement from civil society organisations: Australia must slash climate pollution this decade
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 ...
Media release: Doctors slam the Morrison Government’s decision to reject Steggall’s climate bill
July 14, 2021 - Australia’s doctors are dismayed that the Morrison Government has rejected Zali Steggall’s climate change bill, which was tabled today, despite the need to protect public health from the deadly consequences ...
Independent Australia: Kids prepare another strike against government climate inaction
May 21, 2021 - Today, schoolchildren will again take to the streets to protest that Government policy is failing the next generation. Dr Graeme McLeay writes “to the young people coming out to demonstrate ...
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
Review of Tasmania’s Climate Change (State Action)Act 2008 and Climate Change Plan
April 21, 2021 - In this document DEA Tasmania outlines a pathway for Tasmania’s Climate Change Act and Climate Action Plan to address the complex interrelated problems of climate change and health. Key themes ...
Not fit for purpose: Australia needs independent Climate Change Authority
April 20, 2021 - By DEA member Graeme McLeay.
Too hot, heading south: how climate change may drive one-third of doctors out of the NT
April 13, 2021 - A study by DEA member Simon Quilty has found that a sizeable chunk of Northern Territory’s doctors are thinking about leaving the territory because of climate change.
How droughts and flooding rains affect Australians’ mental health
April 7, 2021 - Op-ed by DEA member Dr Robert Llewellyn-Jones.
DEA launches new webinar series, After Hours
March 10, 2021 - After Hours will be a free monthly webinar geared towards a medical audience. Each session will be focus on a specific aspect of the relationship between the climate and public health–and what health professionals can do to respond to these emerging trends.
Australia lagging behind on electric vehicles and climate action
February 15, 2021 - It was released as the Future Fuels Strategy and if anyone is in doubt as to whether the Government takes decarbonisation of the economy or climate change seriously, they need look no ...
Dendrobium coal mine expansion rejected by planning commission
February 8, 2021 - South32 had sought permission to extract an additional 78 million tonnes of coal from its Dendrobium mine, west of Wollongong, until 2048.
Pre-Budget submission 2021
January 22, 2021 - Human health and the environment are facing massive challenges. DEA made recommendations that include the recognition of and funding for the impending health crises imposed by climate change and 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 ...
Doctors Declare a Climate Emergency
December 19, 2020 - In 2019, DEA embarked on a campaign calling for the government to declare a climate emergency and take urgent action aligned to the science. It called on medical colleges to ...
Should you talk with your doctor about climate change? | Helen Redmond | TEDxDarlinghurst
December 9, 2020 - Climate Change has been declared a health emergency by doctors all over the world. Dr Helen Redmond explains in this compelling and inspirational TedxDarlinghurst talk why climate change is a health problem, ...
Media release: DEA welcomes the WA Climate and Health Inquiry
December 7, 2020 - DEA welcomes the WA Climate and Health Inquiry the first statutory inquiry in the world focused on the health impacts of climate change. WA DEA Chair Dr Emma-Leigh Synnott says that ...
Media Release: Launch of 2020 report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change
December 2, 2020 - In response to the 2020 report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change which has revealed the most concerning trends in climate change impacts to date, DEA is ...
Climate Change (National Framework for Adaptation and Mitigation) Bills 2020
November 20, 2020 - Zali Steggall’s proposed climate change Bills have triggered the first parliamentary inquiry into why Australia should commit and legislate to net zero emissions by 2050. The Bills will assist the ...