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.
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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 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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Last summer, Western Sydney, which experiences higher temperatures than the rest of the state, sweated through 37 days over 35 degrees Celsius. Local GP, Kim Loo, who is also the ......Featured News News & Media
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This month’s episode on the DEA podcast is all about sustainable menstrual products. What are they? What do doctors need to know about them? Why do people use them? Are ......News & Media Podcasts Publications Sustainable Healthcare
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Croakey author Nicole Mackee quotes Hayden Burch co-author of the DEA zero net emissions report, in this article reporting on how far behind Australia is in reducing our greenhouse gas ......News & Media Sustainable Healthcare
PRESENTLY, the world is on track for a 3.2°C temperature rise with current emission pledges – a temperature incompatible with human civilisation, let alone healthy populations.….Written by DEA members Eugenie Kayak and ......Featured News Sustainable Healthcare
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