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Category: Climate Health

Resource - Reducing Single-use Plastics in Healthcare
Climate Health
 Dr Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

Reducing SUP in health – Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA)

Another good resources from from our friends at CAHA (Climate and Health Alliance) – a resource for healthcare workers on how to reduce single use plastics in healthcare!. They have also summarised into a one page fact sheet. CAHA! They’re doing the work for so many of us. We just need to apply these recommendations.

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Climate Change is a Health Crisis Health Messages from the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report on Climate Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability
Climate Health
 Dr Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

Climate Change is a Health Crisis – Health Messages from the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (CAHA)

This briefing document prepared by CAHA (Climate and Health Alliance) provides a summary of the key findings related to health and wellbeing from the February 2022 IPCC report. The CAHA report “Climate Change is a Health Crisis – Health Messages from the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report on Climate Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability” can be accessed here.

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Large scale media coverage of AGL Electricity protest re climate change
Climate Health
 Dr Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

Advocacy makes a difference in spreading awareness

The recent demonstration where Doctors, Nurses Staged An AGL Climate Protest, received widespread media coverage. A media report collating coverage suggest that the audience reach for the TV and radio segments was around 250,000 people! See the coverage list.

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AGL Electricity protest re climate change
Climate Health
 Dr Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

Doctors, nurses stage AGL climate protest

I was interviewed at the Healthy Futures demonstration outside the AGL offices today, where dozens of health workers, doctors and nurses called for AGL  to cease mining coal and transition to renewable clean energy by 2030. AGL’s current plan is to make this transition by 2048 which is in contrast to the IPCC, COP26 & WHO recommendations. 

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10 ways to act on Climate
Climate Health
 Dr Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

10 ways to act on Climate

Here is a short guide to acting on climate change as a health professional, in your community and as an individual. Source and pdf download by Climate and Health Alliance.

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The science everyone needs to know about climate change, in 6 charts
Climate Health
 Dr Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

The science everyone needs to know about climate change, in 6 charts

Despite recommendations from international leaders and warnings from scientific evidence to reduce a reliance of fossil fuel economic recovery at COP26, the Australian government has 116 fossil fuel projects in the pipeline, which together would see our emissions increase by almost 30%. This article, originally posted in The Conversation, presents the science everyone needs to know about climate change, in 6 charts.

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