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The AMA and DEA outlined their plans to heads of state and federal health departments to reduce the healthcare sector’s carbon footprint....News News & Media Sustainable Health Care
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 Health Care
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 Health Care
National Chair of Doctors for the Environment, John Van Der Kallen said climate change is now a deciding issue for Australian voters from all sides of politics. “I think we ......Media Releases News & Media
Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA) congratulates the Royal Australasian College of Physicians Congress 2022 “A Climate of Change”, the New South Wales Australian Medical Association and a series of Climate Change and Mental ......Media Releases Mental Health News & Media
Ahead of this week’s federal election, Radio programme Radiotherapy on 3RRR interviewed Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA) Deputy Chair Dr Kimberly Humphrey to talk about the impact that climate ......News News & Media
Dr David Shearman is co-founder of DEA and Emeritus Professor of medicine at the University of Adelaide, South Australia. He is co-author of “The Climate Change Challenge and the Failure ......News News & Media
Species shouldn’t have to prove their worth to humans for the right to exist – but as it happens, they do...News News & Media
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...Air Pollution News News & Media Our Work
Dr Kim Loo is interviewed by Greenpeace about the health impacts of fires, floods and seasonal extremes of western Sydney
All photographs and text courtesy of Greenpeace Australia © Isabella Moore / Greenpeace In late February and March 2022, intense rainfall and floods affected millions of residents in Queensland and ......News News & Media
Are we able to reimagine a world where clean air, water and food are available to all? Where economies are focused on health and well-being? Where cities are liveable and ......News & Media Our Work Sustainable Health Care
Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s pledge to inject more funding into the oil industry risks Australians’ health and should be reconsidered, Doctors for the Environment say. Doctors for the Environment Chair ......Media Releases News News & Media
Co-development of a ‘Planetary Health-Organ System Map’ for Graduate Medical Education It is imperative that educating the medical workforce to understand, address and mitigate the health effects of climate change ......News & Media Other Resources Publications