Declaration by organisations that climate crises are health emergencies

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 Climate change has been described as "the greatest threat to global health of the 21st century".

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) has become the first London hospital to declare a Climate and Health Emergency (CHE).  https://www.gosh.nhs.uk/news/gosh-becomes-first-london-hospital-declare-climate-and-health-emergency/. The CHE declaration means GOSH wants to become a net zero carbon organisation and to do so, the carbon emissions they cause will be vastly reduced.

An increasing number of health care professionals are calling out on their organisations to declare climate change as a health emergency in order to influence their organisations to take immediate actions.  Health Declares Climate and Ecological Emergency is a grassroots, voluntary group of health professionals and organisations from across the UK working to influence their health organisations to take meaningful action on this major public health threat - https://healthdeclares.org/

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