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Better Futures Australia Roundtable: Urgent need for greater action on climate change to protect health

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I had the pleasure of attending the Better Futures Australia Roundtable on 19th April, along with a host of other organisations as part of the Climate Health Alliance.

It’s clear that there is an urgent need for greater action on climate change to protect health. An Open Letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison was drafted and shared, outlines three key actions that the Federal Government must take to promote positive health and environmental outcomes.

The three requests include:

1. Prioritise health in the context of Australia’s Nationally Determined Contribution to the Paris Agreement
2. Commit to the decarbonisation of the healthcare sector by 2040, and to the establishment of an Australian Sustainable Healthcare Unit
3. Implement a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Wellbeing for Australia

Call To Action

Better Futures Australia and the Climate Health Alliance are now calling for all health organisations to write to Prime Minister Scott Morrison requesting the same. I invite you as individuals to issue a letter to this effect with your signature also. Deadline for the submission is 28th April 2021.

Here is a copy of the letter for you to use (Better Futures Australia PM Scott Morrison MP download as a MS Word document):

I invite you as individuals to issue a letter to this effect with your signature also. Deadline for the submission is 28th April 2021.

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