The Royal Society of Medicine's 'Energy Transition and Public Health' event is look at the public health implications of energy choices. The increasing costs of fuel bills, the debate about achieving a balance between development of the economy as a whole and the welfare of individual households and families, the relation of energy with climate change policies have all been in the news in recent months.
Whether you are a public health practitioner concerned about fuel poverty, winter deaths, or climate change, or have an interest in these issues, this conference will highlight several cross-linkages between energy choices and health.
This fifty-slide set makes the connection between climate, health, social responsibility and the NHS. it covers policy, carbon levels and provides information on the steps that need to be taken and the tools that may be used.
Maria Cooke, Sustainability fellow at the East of England Local Education and Training Board
10 years ago detailed a vital role for the medical profession in addressing climate change and was used in Australia to form Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA). Progress has been slow, with recent successful engagement around coal power stations.
Climate change is a key public health challenge of the 21st century. To address this we need to move to a more sustainable way of living and working. This report presents what public health registrars in the UK have been doing to accelerate this shift.