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News BMA annual representative meeting

Doctors declare climate emergency and call for tighter targets

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 27 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l4445
  1. Richard Hurley
  1. Belfast

The BMA should declare a “climate emergency” and campaign for carbon neutrality by 2030, doctors at the BMA’s annual representative meeting agreed on 26 June.

The association should act on the report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, they said. This report outlined huge benefits to keeping temperature rises this century to 1.5°C, compared with a world that warms …

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