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Observations Global Warming

Call for urgent action on climate change

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 18 October 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d6760

On 17 October leading health professionals and experts in international security met at a BMJ conference in London on the health and security implications of climate change. They issued a statement calling on governments around the world to prioritise efforts to tackle the causes and effects of climate change.

Specifically they urge:

  • The European Union to unconditionally agree a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions domestically by 30% by 2020 …

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