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Australia’s peak body for health promotion has applauded the release of major new research published in renowned journal The Lancet that says we have underestimated the enormity of the consequences of inaction on climate change to our health.

The Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA) is calling for policymakers to take heed of the recommendations outlined in the Lancet Commission on Health and Climate 2015 which would see better health through investment in public health and climate change research, transition to greener cities to support and promote lifestyles that are healthy for people and the planet and reviewing the cost savings from preventing poor health through action on climate change.

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