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Health professionals from around world are urged to campaign on climate change

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 25 November 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4933
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1London

Doctors and other health professionals from around the world are being invited to join a new international campaigning group set up to lobby governments to take urgent action to protect health by limiting climate change.

Robin Stott, who co-chairs the UK Climate and Health Council and facilitates the organisation’s new international arm, said that the key message from health professionals to their institutions and governments is that “what’s good for the climate is good for health.”

The council believes that “tackling climate change and ending poverty are the two most important, urgent priorities to …

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