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Doctors for the Environment Australia

Represented by John Van Der Kallen, Chair


How does your organisation address climate change?

Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA) aims to help create the social and political change necessary to address climate change and other environmental issues that affect health. Specifically, it seeks legislative change and policies aligned to science-based evidence that will ensure the long-term protection of the natural environment. Its primary focus is on climate change and environmental degradation that contributes to biodiversity loss. DEA uses a combination of key interventions for greater impact. It applies maximum pressure on decision-makers, both in its own right as an expert public voice and as a valued partner in broader movements for change.

What is your organisation doing to create a better future?

DEA's members are mobilising doctors to build community support for climate action, demonstrating the health impacts of climate change and the benefits of a healthy climate. We are also committed to educating the medical profession about the health impacts of climate change, and assisting the health sector to get to net-zero emissions.