Alison Reid urges midwives to get involved in the fossil fuel divestment movement as a means of acting on climate change. Babies being born today face a future marred by climate breakdown if we do not act urgently. Climate action is far more than an environmental concern – it’s a matter of intergenerational justice and crucial to protect human health.
Let’s harness the expertise, mandate and social power of the health community to help solve the climate crisis.
Medact Bristol is co-ordinating a letter calling on the Mayor of Bristol, Martin Rees, to act to protect our health and take serious action on air pollution
The UK Faculty of Public Health has ended all investment in gas, oil and coal companies. In doing so it highlights the health impacts of fossil fuel driven climate change. Our Fossil Free Health campaigner, Deirdre Duff, shares the news.
The British Psychological Society is divesting from fossil fuels! It joins a growing number of health organisations that are cutting ties with gas, oil and coal. Dr Deirdre Duff reports on their divestment decision.
Medact is coordinating an open letter from GPs, to the RCGP, to congratulate them on their divestment from fossil fuels and to encourage others to divest.
Air pollution impacts cognitive abilities. Dr Guddi Singh, member of Doctors Against Diesel argues, “As our knowledge of the link between air pollution and ill health grows, so does the weight of our responsibility towards those affected by it, especially the next generation.”