Improving and protecting health

Climate change

IcebergYou can play an important role in informing the public about the need to take action on climate change, and the health benefits of doing so.

Help your patients to improve their health and lower their carbon emissions by encouraging them to:

Bullet pointwalk and cycle more (as this will reduce motor vehicle use and increase exercise levels)

Bullet pointeat less meat (as this will reduce carbon emissions associated with livestock farming and provide substantial cardiovascular health benefits through an improved diet).

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As a member of the Climate and Health Council, the BMA has published a document on the role of doctors in limiting climate change.

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