Letters Helping to tackle climate change

Climate conscious healthcare is good clinical practice

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g3283 (Published 19 May 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3283
  1. Deon Louw, staff and associated specialist doctor, emergency medicine1
  1. 1Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxford, UK
  1. dlouw76{at}gmail.com

I agree with Lear and Davies that finance is a powerful incentive to act on climate change at organisational level.1 2 I recommend that all board members of every trust read the Stern review on the economics of climate change. Stern shows that acting early is better than trying to rectify future effects, including the cost of health impacts. …

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