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Health professionals celebrate passing of Zero Carbon Act

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 8:31 pm | OraTaiao

Health professionals are celebrating the historic passing of the Zero Carbon Act. They applaud its purpose to prevent global warming of more than 1.5 degrees and the inclusion of methane targets. More >>

Collective action urged to avert climate crisis

Thursday, 26 September 2019, 1:50 pm | OraTaiao

Members of OraTaiao: NZ Climate and Health Council will join climate events around the country this Friday, 27 September, and are issuing a symbolic medical certificate, as part of the global strikes for climate movement. More >>

Health sector groups ask for Carbon Bill to include health

Thursday, 29 August 2019, 3:06 pm | OraTaiao

This morning at Environment Select Committee hearings, five health sector groups representing more than 55,000 health workers, called for health and fairness to be at the heart of a strengthened Zero Carbon Bill. More >>

NZ’s health sector asks Government for urgent climate action

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 9:21 am | OraTaiao

Health workers delivered a strong message to the Coalition Government at the National Forum on Sustainable Healthcare today. They are asking for urgent policy to ensure that District Health Boards (DHBs) and the wider health sector are held accountable ... More >>

Zero Carbon Bill is critical but too little too late

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 4:47 pm | OraTaiao

Zero Carbon Bill is critical legislation for health, but targets are too little, too late More >>

Health professionals support students in their strike

Friday, 15 March 2019, 5:57 pm | OraTaiao

Health professionals are pledging their support for school students around New Zealand who will be striking this Friday to call for meaningful action on climate change. More >>

Health professionals support students in their strike

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 4:17 pm | OraTaiao

Health professionals are pledging their support for school students around New Zealand who will be striking this Friday to call for meaningful action on climate change. More >>

Urgent action needed to stop global temperatures rising

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 9:58 am | OraTaiao

Health professionals are intensifying calls for urgent emissions reduction in response to a report released today by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). More >>

Urgent action needed to stop global temperatures rising

Monday, 8 October 2018, 7:17 pm | OraTaiao

Health professionals are intensifying calls for urgent emissions reduction in response to a report released today by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). More >>

Health risks of “Hothouse Earth” a disaster

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 5:18 pm | OraTaiao

A report released this week on the dangers of heading towards “Hothouse Earth” makes it clear that climate change is now a public health emergency. More >>

UN report has serious implications for NZ’s Zero Carbon Bill

Friday, 29 June 2018, 10:55 am | OraTaiao

The latest reported draft of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C shows growing certainty that 2°C of warming is a dangerous step for humanity, and for the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders. ... More >>

Healthy climate is an essential prescription for New Zealand

Thursday, 26 October 2017, 1:23 pm | OraTaiao

Health professionals say a report released today by the Royal Society of New Zealand should be a wake-up call about the wide-ranging health impacts of climate change. More >>

Health professionals back call for a New Zealand Climate Act

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 3:49 pm | OraTaiao

Health professionals support the call for a legal framework that accelerates New Zealand’s action to address climate change. More >>

Doctors, nurses and public health professionals call on G7

Wednesday, 18 May 2016, 5:00 pm | OraTaiao

More than 300,000 health professionals from 30 countries are asking G7 nations to speed up the move away from coal, in the interests of health and climate protection. More >>

Doctor speaking to Studholme hearing says the law is an ass

Monday, 11 April 2016, 11:36 am | OraTaiao

Dr Alex Macmillan, co-leader of OraTaiao: NZ Climate & Health Council, and a public health physician specialising in environmental health, gave evidence to the Studholme milk drying plant expansion hearing in Waimate today. She called on ECan ... More >>

Britain, White House spotlight climate change health impacts

Wednesday, 6 April 2016, 11:12 am | OraTaiao

Leading British health institutions and the Obama administration in the U.S have both brought attention to the health impacts of climate change in this last week. More >>

Cross-party climate action is essential health investment

Thursday, 3 September 2015, 3:50 pm | OraTaiao

“New Zealand is missing out on too many health opportunities by leaving real climate planning to just a couple of political parties” says Dr Alex Macmillan, co-convenor of OraTaiao: The New Zealand Climate and Health Council. More >>

Dutch court ruling on climate change

Thursday, 25 June 2015, 4:27 pm | OraTaiao

Health professionals say Dutch court ruling on climate change ‘duty of care’ relevant to New Zealand In a world first, the Dutch court has ordered the state to reduce its climate-changing emissions by 25 percent (on 1990 levels) in the next ... More >>

Climate change could undo 50 years of progress

Tuesday, 23 June 2015, 1:44 pm | OraTaiao

Climate change could undo 50 years of progress or be a golden opportunity for better health – it’s make-or-break time for government More >>

Wellington’s transport plans harm health, climate & budgets

Tuesday, 10 March 2015, 11:06 am | OraTaiao

At today’s hearings on Wellington’s draft Regional Land Transport Plan 2015, Dr Russell Tregonning, Executive Board member of OraTaiao: The New Zealand Climate and Health Council, called for an urgent health check of the Wellington region’s ... More >>

 

 

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