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BMA annual meeting: Representatives vote to spread the word about the benefits of shunning fossil fuels

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 27 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g4307
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1The BMJ

The BMA will push to ensure that the benefits of reducing greenhouse gases are widely understood and incorporated into health and economic policies around the world, after a motion was passed at this week’s annual representative meeting.

Doctors at the meeting in Harrogate passed a motion that recognised the Lancet Commission’s description of climate change as “the greatest threat to human health of the 21st century.”1 The motion—carried with a large majority—urged the BMA to “facilitate the widest possible alliance of healthcare bodies to ensure that the co-benefits …

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