Global Advocacy Initiative on Climate Change and Health

10 Dec 2015

As climate change progresses, it brings with it a multitude of health impacts.

Peak medical organisations from around the world have come together to call on States at the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris to commit to meaningful and urgent action to combat the adverse health impacts of climate change.

At the heart of the campaign is a Global Consensus Statement of health and medical faculties from around the world calling for action.

The Consensus Statement is accompanied by a digital campaign, Doctors for Climate Action which provides a forum for doctors, medical students, health professionals, and concerned individuals to add their name to the call for world leaders to take real action on climate change.

The campaign website,, provides information about the health impacts of climate change, resources for display in workplaces and content for sharing on social media.

This campaign is invaluable in promoting awareness of, and inspiring action in combating the inevitable health impacts that climate change will bring.

Media: Ryan Sim, Faculty of Medicine + Biomedical Sciences,, +61 (7) 3346 5214