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Climate change is hurting healthcare

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Doctors are seeing the impacts of climate change in their communities right now.

Healthcare workers across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand are calling on our political leaders to urgently deliver a climate-ready and climate-friendly healthcare system.

By supporting our campaign, you will help us show our leaders that they must act urgently to protect the future of our healthcare system.

What we’re calling for:

Create and fund a National Climate Change and Health Strategy

that will enable our healthcare system to build climate resilience and reduce emissions

Create and fund a National Climate Change and Health Sustainability Unit

to oversee the implementation of the strategy

Invest in a national Climate Change and Health Resilience Research Fund

to identify resilience strategies for our health system

Establish a Climate Friendly Health System Innovation Fund

to provide grants to local health services for emissions reduction and sustainability initiatives

Create a plan for equitably decarbonising healthcare

so we can achieve net zero emissions in healthcare by 2040

Read our Report:

Climate Change and Australia’s Healthcare Systems – A Review of Literature, Policy and Practice (commissioned by the RACP and endorsed by nine other medical colleges)


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