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Campaign on mitigating and adapting to the planetary crisis

The climate and ecological emergency represent the greatest global threat to health, and health professionals can be powerful advocates for efforts to reduce emissions and promote positive actions that benefit both planetary and human health.

Research has shown that despite a high level of commitment to engaging in education and advocacy on the issue, many health professionals report barriers to taking action. It is essential that these barriers are broken down by working together to campaign for continuing professional education, communication training, patient education materials, policy statements, and guidance on making healthcare workplaces more sustainable.

Further research has illustrated the key role of health voices in advancing equitable climate and health policies in their communities, health systems, states, and nations. Health professionals are a trusted voice that people listen to. By campaign, speaking out, and demonstrating leadership, the health sector can be highly influential both in the development and delivery of policy. Working together, we can really maximise our impact.

Leading your own initiatives, collaborating with partners, and getting involved in campaigns are all ways to ensure your voice is heard. Example of policy work, projects and campaigns that UK Health Alliance on Climate Change is involved with can be found on the main tabs on our website.