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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 >>

Protect our climate and health, not multinational profits

Friday, 13 February 2015, 1:23 pm | OraTaiao

OraTaiao: The New Zealand Climate and Health Council strongly supports this week’s call by international health advocates for the public release of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiating text, for a health check. More >>

New Zealand leads Lancet call for TPPA transparency

Friday, 13 February 2015, 1:22 pm | OraTaiao

New Zealand and Australian health advocates are leading an international call for public release and wide discussion of the text of the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). More >>

Urgent action on climate change is a health win-win

Friday, 28 November 2014, 1:49 pm | OraTaiao

New Zealand can make huge gains for health, now and in the future, by committing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. More >>

Urgent action on climate change is a health win-win

Friday, 28 November 2014, 1:23 pm | OraTaiao

New Zealand can make huge gains for health, now and in the future, by committing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A Special Article on climate change and health is published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal. More >>

Act now on climate or face serious health consequences

Monday, 3 November 2014, 2:05 pm | OraTaiao

The latest report from the world’s leading climate science body sends an unequivocal message to governments – urgent action on climate change is required to avoid catastrophic outcomes for human health and wellbeing. More >>

Experts highlight stark climate-health risks

Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 3:13 pm | OraTaiao

Climate change and health discussions have featured strongly on day three of the NZ Population Health Congress in Auckland. More >>

‘Call to action’ highlights climate change as health issue

Friday, 26 September 2014, 9:54 am | OraTaiao

A joint Call to Action on Climate Change and Health for the incoming government by ten New Zealand health organisations was formally released today in the New Zealand Medical Journal, following a week of health and civil society action at the United ... More >>

 

 

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