Doctors for the Environment Australia view that climate change is the greatest global health threat facing us this century, affecting the determinants of health, such as clean air and water, sufficient and nutritious food, and secure shelter. They advocate for acting now on climate change to improve the health, social stability and the environment for current and future citizens of Adelaide, while acting as a role model for other cities in Australia and the world.
Doctors for the Environment Australia believe that for healthy people, we need a healthy planet and advocate for:
Doctors for the Environment Australia are a national advocacy organisation comprising medical doctors and students that seek to raise awareness of the close link between human health and the health of the natural environment. They believe that the need to reduce carbon emission demands urgent attention. They use their medical expertise and the best available scientific knowledge to highlight the dangers of unmanageable climate change, and the important health benefits of stable climates, clean air and water, biodiverse natural places and sustainable health care systems.
Their dedicated volunteers advocate by: