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.
DEA members are active in their electorates – participating in campaigns, linking with community groups and meeting with their local members of parliament.
DEA – What We Do
We use our leadership, medical expertise and compelling scientific evidence to demonstrate how we can achieve important health benefits for humans and our planet.
Doctors demand Parliament declares a Climate Health Emergency
In 2018, the COP24 Special Report on Climate Change and Health called climate change the greatest health challenge of the 21 century. The report was a call to arms for the health community to mobilize and act on this public health emergency. SIGN THE PETITION!
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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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
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....Divestment News News & Media Our Work
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....Featured Our Work Sustainable Healthcare healthcare sustainable
Experts worldwide, including the World Health Organisation, consider climate change to be the greatest global health threat of the 21st century. Continue reading… Find our full report on climate change and the ......News News & Media
“A ‘ground-sparing’ economic report on biodiversity indicates that economic practice will have to change because the world is finite,” writes DEA co-founder David Shearman. Continue reading…...News News & Media Presentations by DEA Members
DEA members, along with other health professionals, have spoken out against a proposed bill that would allow the government to redirect funds intended for clean energy projects towards new coal developments....Activities News & Media coal divestment
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 ......Climate Change News News & Media electric vehicles
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...Biodiversity Featured News News & Media Our Work
South32 had sought permission to extract an additional 78 million tonnes of coal from its Dendrobium mine, west of Wollongong, until 2048....Climate Change News News & Media
High Court orders fresh hearings into approvals for New Acland coal mine expansion...News News & Media