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Climate Change Minister Must Make Urgent Health Appointment

Thursday, 25 March 2021, 7:30 am | Ora Taiao

JOINT MEDIA STATEMENT – OraTaiao, RACP, NZMA, Health Promotion Forum of NZ Health organisations have written to Climate Change Minister James Shaw asking him to appoint a public health expert to the Climate Change Commission to ensure Aotearoa improves ... More >>

Climate Change Is Claiming Lives – Lancet Countdown 2020 Report

Thursday, 3 December 2020, 2:14 pm | Ora Taiao

Evidence from the latest Lancet Countdown report show that climate change induced shocks such as wildfires and heat waves are claiming lives now and unless urgent action is taken then health impacts will worsen, so it is timely our government has ... More >>

Ministry right to urge reduced meat and dairy in hospitals

Friday, 9 August 2019, 12:17 pm | Ora Taiao

The New Zealand Climate & Health Council and health promotion charity Doctors for Nutrition strongly support the new Sustainability and the Health Sector guidance announced last week as it will result in a much healthier population. More >>

Healthy economic decision to end off-shore oil exploration

Friday, 28 September 2018, 3:29 pm | Ora Taiao

OraTaiao welcomes the government’s amendment bill to stop offering new oil permits as a sound decision for NZ’s economy and our health. This bill is a step in the right direction to protect the health and wellbeing of all New Zealanders and meet ... More >>

Net zero emission targets should be legislated now

Monday, 16 July 2018, 4:32 pm | Ora Taiao

Reaching net zero emission by 2040 should be legislated now, as championed by OraTaiao: The New Zealand Climate and Health Council with other health sector organisations, says the NZ College of Public Health Medicine (NZCPHM). More >>

Minister expects DHBs to take strong action on climate

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 12:15 pm | Ora Taiao

The NZ Climate & Health Council has welcomed the climate change and health focus of the letter of expectations from the Minister of Health, David Clark, to all District Health Boards. More >>

Concens about harmful impact of climate change on children

Friday, 14 October 2016, 12:44 pm | Ora Taiao

This week is World Climate Week. In the same United Nations Committee report damning New Zealand’s inaction on child poverty, the committee has also expressed its concern about the harmful impact of climate change on New Zealand children, especially Maori ... More >>

Call for urgent health check on Wellington runway extension

Monday, 2 May 2016, 12:28 pm | Ora Taiao

OraTaiao: The NZ Climate and Health Council is calling for an independent health check on Wellington Airport’s expensive plans to extend the runway into Lyall Bay. More >>

Health professionals welcome Royal Society report

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 1:38 pm | Ora Taiao

Health professionals welcome Royal Society’s climate risks report but highlight importance of risks to health Health professionals, although welcoming the Royal Society of NZ’s report today on climate change in New Zealand, are concerned that ... More >>

Protecting and promoting health in the Paris climate agreem

Friday, 11 December 2015, 9:22 am | Ora Taiao

Over the last 12 hours, the World Health Organization and members of the Global Climate and Health Alliance urge negotiators to strengthen health wording in the Paris Agreement. More >>

Health at the heart of climate action

Wednesday, 14 October 2015, 2:23 pm | Ora Taiao

A global climate-health campaign ‘ Our Climate Our Health ’, launched this week, aims to put health at the heart of climate negotiations and policy. More >>

Our climate, our health

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 1:21 pm | Ora Taiao

Today the World Health Organization is calling for health professionals around the world to push for a strong effective climate agreement at the UN Climate Conference in Paris this December. In the WHO’s words, “Health professionals have a duty ... More >>