Doctors for the Environment turns 20
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Doctors for the Environment Australia.
DEA came about after a group of doctors who were concerned about the effects of environmental harms on people’s health met at a kitchen table in an Adelaide home with a vision for a healthy planet, healthy people.
AMA and DEA Make Joint Call for Emissions Reduction in Healthcare
The Australian Medical Association (AMA) and Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA) are today calling on the Australian healthcare sector to reduce its carbon emissions to net zero by 2040, with an interim emission reduction target of 80 per cent by 2030.
Launch of New Report on Sustainable Healthcare
Australia’s healthcare sector contributes around 7% of the nation’s carbon footprint. We have an ethical responsibility to reduce these emissions. DEA’s report makes practical recommendations about how we can achieve this.
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.
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Climate change is a health emergency, which is already contributing to life-threatening illness and deaths and the Australian healthcare sector is part of the problem – contributing about 7 per cent to Australia’s national carbon...Media Releases News & Media Sustainable Healthcare
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 ......Featured Other Resources Sustainable Healthcare
The federal government is continuing its push for a so-called ‘gas-led’ recovery. DEA co-founder Dr David Shearman asks: How could this be when the evidence of health impacts from polluting ......Featured Health & Energy News & Media Opinion Pieces
Submission to the Inquiry into the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (Regional Forest Agreements)Amendment Bill 2020
Australia’s forests and woodlands are some of the most biodiverse ecosystemson the planet. They have unique intrinsic value but also make vital contributionsto human health.It is abundantly clear that over ......Biodiversity Submissions
Over forty state, national and international groups representing hundreds of thousands of Victorians, call on the Andrews’ Government to accept recommendations for new national parks in Victoria’s central west....Biodiversity Media Releases News & Media Our Work
Over the past decade, DEA has advocated for improvements in air quality and air quality standards to protect health. DEA has recently provided a submission to Victorian Government Inquiry into ......Air Pollution Submissions
This week, we’re releasing a suit of educative resources focussed on diet, agriculture and the environmental. Thanks to several of our South Australian members for putting these resources together....Diet & Agriculture Other Resources Our Work Publications Uncategorized
We've signed an open letter calling on the government to scrap this proposal....News News & Media electric vehicles