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Leading doctors back legal action to force UK government to cut carbon emissions

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: (Published 07 December 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5707
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. The BMJ

Leading doctors are backing legal action against UK government ministers on the grounds they have not fulfilled their commitments to cutting carbon emissions in line with the Climate Change Act of 2008 and the Paris Agreement objective of limiting warming to 1.5°C or “well below” 2°C.

In an open letter published in The BMJ,1 18 health professionals, including The BMJ’s editor in chief Fiona Godlee, are supporting campaign group Plan B’s legal challenge to force the government …

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