Fossil Free Health Edinburgh – divestment film and discussion

It’s Global Divestment Mobilisation week, and Medact, together with Medsin and Healthy Planet, are running a series of events to discuss why now, more than ever, health institutions must divest fossil fuels.  Climate change is potentially the biggest threat to global health this century, and health institutions must show leadership in saying we will not fund the industries that are driving the problem.   Two years ago Medact and partners produced the groundbreaking report Unhealthy Investments, which has influenced health divestment decisions in countries around the world.   At this event we’ll be presenting a new report that profiles some of those case studies, and outlines how to undertake the divestment process.

Speakers will discuss:

  • The health impacts of climate change,
  • What divestment means for action on climate change, 
  • What the campaign has achieved so far,
  • and how you can get involved!    

The event will be hosted by Eleanor Dow, medical student and former Director of Healthy Planet,  Speakers include Ric Lander, Divest Lothian, with further speakers TBA.

Please RSVP below.