Our Work Climate Change

Climate Change

Human pressure on the natural environment is widening and escalating. Environmental threats to human wellbeing, health and survival has become evident over the past two to three decades.

Doctors for the Environment Australia seeks to raise awareness of the risks to local and global human health – present and future – from environmentally damaging and disruptive technological choices and related short-term economic priorities.

DEA is focussed on human-induced climate change, widely regarded as now the most serious, and growing, worldwide threat to human health and survival and to social stability.

 

Climate Change Resources

 

POLICY PAPER AND POSITION STATEMENT ON CLIMATE CHANGE

DEA Policy: Action on climate change and health – governance and strategy : the need for federal leadership and new Commonwealth laws to guide climate change mitigation and adaptation with a focus on present and future threats.

 

FACTSHEETS ON CLIMATE CHANGE

Heatwaves and Health (Jan 2020)

Bushfires and Health: our fire-prone continent is at particular risk from the impacts of climate change, and we are experiencing more extreme heat events, an increase in severe fire danger days and a longer fire season. (Dec 2017)

Severe storms, floods and your health (March 2017)

 

PRESENTATIONS ON CLIMATE CHANGE

Webinar on climate change and health for medical practitioners (March 2021)

 

PowerPoint presentation that details why climate change and sustainability is core business for health professionals and an essential part of health education. (July 2018)

 

DEA SUBMISSIONS RELATED TO CLIMATE CHANGE

Zali Steggall’s climate change Bills (Nov 2020)