November 22, 2022 - DEA welcomes the development of new climate change environmental quality objectives, guidelines, and policy by the NSW EPA, in recognition of its duty under the POEA act. We would like ...
Human health depends upon a healthy environment.
The current age of scientific innovation has meant humans have become a dominant influence in shaping the natural world. This has raised the stakes and meant an unprecedented capacity to degrade our natural environment.
While great progress has been made in improving human health, particular in Australia and other OECD countries, local and global environmental degradation now threaten those gains.
DEA urges governments to address the current and future impacts of environmental degradation on human health.
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
- able to provide for current and future generations sustainably.
August 15, 2022 - 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 ...
April 27, 2022 - DEA deputy Chair Dr Kimberly Humphrey said that a recent Australia Institute survey showed that fossil fuels were costing Australia $22,000 per minute. Subsidies for fossil fuels noted in the AI survey showed that the cost of $11.6 billion in 2021-22 was across federal, state and territory governments.
March 24, 2022 - DEA’s sustainable health care Special Interest Group (SIG) have released a new guide for medical practitioners. ‘Building the next zero hospital to be net zero carbon emissions (all-electric): A six ...