We are increasingly concerned about the impacts on the health of the Australian and global population from climate change – and the increased burden on the health sector from illnesses associated, for example with the air pollution caused by coal and diesel combustion. We want Australia (and the rest of the G7) to shift to cleaner, healthier energy sources, and source more electricity from the sun and the wind – this is better for people’s health, and better for the planet!
Please follow this link to a media statement released today by CAHA, and members Australian Health Promotion Association and Doctors Reform Society as signatories to a Global Coal and Health Statement being released today in the lead up to G7 meeting in Japan, urging leaders to prioritise the phase out of coal on public health and climate grounds.
Here, you will also find the Global Health Statement on Coal. Here you will find some useful short statements to tweet!