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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