Cleaning up London’s air by the implementation of the ULEZ, will slow down man-made global warming and all the negative effects this has on the health, well-being and future of Londoners, other life, and ultimately on planet Earth.

Second only to Brexit, one of the most contentious current issues for…

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, that was adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, is underpinned by 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) which, if employed could support global peace, prosperity and health. …

The recently published EAT-Lancet commission report is the latest evidence of the interrelationship between our diets, our health, and the health of the planet. …

Never has the need to reduce the use of plastics been more apparent and more pervasive. …

Putting environmental sustainability at the heart of NHS strategy

The UK Health Alliance on Climate Change’s latest paper, Greener Hospitals, Healthier Communities makes the case for NHS strategy putting environmental sustainability front and centre. UKHACC’s Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Antonia Jennings, discusses its main findings.

Cuts to the health…

Headlines like “We have only twelve years to save the world” appeared across the globe in early October, in the wake of a new report from the United Nations underlining the scale of the challenge posed by climate change.

This wasn’t fake news.

The world has already warmed by around…

Climate change is something that everyone needs to take seriously, and healthcare professionals are no exception. The global weather this summer should make us all stop and think.

As well as making continuous headline over the past few weeks, abnormally high temperatures have left a trail of destruction across the…

Getting out of your car cuts air pollution and can make you fitter

It might sound obvious, but the quality of the air we breathe is incredibly important to our health. Although we’ve moved away from the Victorian era of billowing black smoke and reliance on coal combustion, our towns…

With Clean Air Day being marked across the UK on 21st June 2018[i], anyone interested in mental health might like to consider the links between poor quality air and poor mental health. The connection between air pollution and deaths from respiratory and cardiovascular causes is well established in the UK…

Why is an Orthopaedic surgeon writing about air pollution? I can declare an interest with two of my children having asthma. We think of short-term respiratory effects of pollution. The long-term effects are far worse. Pollution is a major cause of ill-health across multiple systems. …

UK Health Alliance on Climate Change

We bring together doctors, nurses and other health professionals to advocate for better responses to climate change. www.ukhealthalliance.org | @UKHealthClimate

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