UK Health Alliance on Climate Change calls for a #HealthyRecovery
The UK Health Alliance on Climate Change brings together doctors, nurses and other health professionals to advocate for responses to climate change that protect and promote public health.
Coronavirus has shown the strength of the world’s united health community. But, as we come through this, it’s vital that we don’t lurch from one health crisis to another, driven by climate change and environmental degradation.
What the world needs is a #HealthyRecovery – one that improves human health, and builds resilience in health systems, and in the environment upon which our health depends.
On behalf of our members, and alongside organisations representing 40 million health professionals across the world, we’re calling for the health of people and the planet to be prioritised in economic recovery packages, and for the continued involvement of the health and scientific community in safeguarding health in the future.
In a collaboration between medical experts amongst our membership, and climate scientists at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, we’ve developed six principles which the UK government must follow in designing and delivering their post-Covid economic recovery package to ensure a #HealthyRecovery.
Read more about these principles below, or view/download them as a pdf, along with our recommendations for priority actions.
An open letter to the Prime Minister
We’ve presented our principles in an open letter to the Prime Minister and the leaders of the devolved nations, as well as to leading figures in the cabinet and opposition. Read the full text here.