Senate supports Greens motion calling for a National Strategy on Climate Change, Health and Well-being

first_imgSenate supports Greens motion calling for a National Strategy on Climate Change, Health and Well-being The Australian Greens MPsThe Senate has today recognised that the climate crisis is the greatest threat to our health this century.“The fact is, the climate crisis is a health emergency”, Greens spokesperson on Health Senator Rachel Siewert said.“The Government acted on the science when it came to the COVID crisis and yet for decades they have refused to act on the science when it comes to the climate crisis.“In Parliament today there are over 30 health leaders, including two former chief state health officers, calling for a National Strategy on Climate Change, Health and Wellbeing.“We urgently need a National Strategy on Climate Change, Health and Well-being to protect our community and our future generations.”The motion reads:I give notice that on the next day of sitting I shall move that the Senate –Notes that the World Health Organization has acknowledged climate change to be the greatest threat to health this century;Recognises that acting on climate change is the greatest opportunity to improve health;Also recognises the Australian Government, as a signatory to the Paris Agreement, has an obligation to consider health in its climate change response;Applauds the growing calls from the health sector to act on climate to protect our health, including the 30 health leaders in Parliament today meeting with representatives to discuss climate change and health; andCalls on the Government to urgently develop a ‘National Strategy on Climate Change, Health and Well-being’, which is supported by more than 50 health, social welfare and conservation groups. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:agreement, AusPol, Australia, Australian, Australian Government, Australian Greens, climate change, climate crisis, community, conservation, Emergency, future generation, Government, health, Paris, parliament, science, wellbeing, World Health Organizationlast_img read more