Media Alert: DEA’s Children’s Health and Climate Change report to be launched 31 May by Prof Fiona S

Media Alert: DEA’s Children’s Health and Climate Change report to be launched 31 May by Prof Fiona S

Media Alert: DEA’s Children’s Health and Climate Change report to be launched 31 May by Prof Fiona S

 

DEA is a national, independent organisation of medical doctors that raises awareness about the link between health and the environment

 

 

MEDIA ALERT

Australian epidemiologist and former Australian of the Year, Professor Fiona Stanley to launch report on Children’s health and climate change in Perth on Sunday 31 May, 9.30am (WA time which is two hours behind eastern states)

 

 

30 May 2015

 

What: Launch of a new report bringing together scientific research on which illnesses and diseases, driven by climate change, are most likely to affect Australian children. No Time for Games: Children’s health and Climate Change is produced by Doctors for the Environment Australia

 

Who: Leading Australian epidemiologist and former Australian of the Year, Professor Fiona Stanley, will launch the report.

 

Why: The launch is being held in anticipation of the Federal Government’s soon to be announced emissions targets which it will take to the COP21 UN climate change conference in Paris in December this year. The report highlights the immediate and impending health risks to our children, and the need to act with robust targets to protect them.

  

When: Sunday, May 31, 9.30 am.

 

Where: Lottery West Family Area (near Stickybeak’s Café), Kings Park, Off Kings Park Road, WEST PERTH. http://www.bgpa.wa.gov.au/kings-park/visit/maps-and-transport/lotterywest-family-area

 

Interview opportunity: Professor Stanley and the report’s principal author Dr Sallie Forrest will be available for interviews on Sunday morning.

 

Note: For media outside Perth, DEA will have spokespeople in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Hobart who will also be available for comment.

 

Photo opportunity at the launch: Several primary school-aged children will act as mascots, dressed in rubber boots with umbrellas and stethoscopes. They are available to be photographed at the event.

 

Media Contact:

Carmela Ferraro

041 0703 074

carmela.ferraro@dea.org.au

www.dea.org.au

 

 

 

 

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