Climate change is affecting the health of both people and the planet right now. It will affect the most fundamental determinants of health: water, food, air and which infectious diseases we are exposed to. This is something that health bodies around the world have sought to highlight time and again through statements, declarations and calls to action.
– a campaign run jointly by Medact and Healthy Planet UK calling on the UK health community to divest from fossil fuels.
“We should push our own organisations to divest from fossil fuel industries completely and as quickly as possible, reinvest in renewable energy sources, and move to “renewable” energy suppliers.”
– Editorial in the British Medical Journal, 26th March 2014
For more information on what divestment is, why it’s important and how it works, and to get involved, read our report Unhealthy Investments and visit the campaign site fossilfreehealth.org
Climate change threatens to undo decades’ worth of global health gains – but the health community can help to stop this
Fossil Free Health lead Deirdre writes on the vital role that health professionals can play in the divestment movement
Climate Change, Clean Air and Fossil Free Health – Why & how health professionals can use divestment as a powerful tool to fight climate change and protect health
Climate change threatens to undo decades' worth of global health gains, but the health community can help stop this. This event will explore the connections between climate change, fossil fuels and human health. We’ll analyse why – and how – the health community can...
Members are calling on the British Psychological Society to end its investments in companies in the fossil fuel industry
Are you a member of the British Psychological Society? Members are calling on the British Psychological Society to end its investments in companies in the fossil fuel industry. We have written this Open Letter to the Trustees of the Society following similar calls in...
As health professionals and supporters of health divestment, we are calling on the British Medical Association to phase out its investments in fossil fuel companies and immediately commit to a fossil free future.