In conjunction with World Water Day, the first international World Reef Day in June 2019, IDE linked forces with Dr Easkey Britton (PHD), a social scientist, ocean - lover and big wave surfer to explore the links between healthy oceans & healthy humans.
A sold-out event was held in the Model, Sligo with international guests including Luz & Julia from the SOPHIE & Wild Sea team.
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Our press release will be released shortly.
Photo credit - Alice from SeaPea Film, Sligo
The motions proposed to the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) on 25th April by two NCHD (Non Consultant House Doctor) IMO Members Dr Sandra Green and Dr Philippa White. The motions included -
1. The IMO calls on the Government to incentivize sustainable energy and to penalise unsustainable energy provision, and to mandate Government Departments and Agencies to prioritise the procurement on sustainable energy services urgently in line with Ireland Targets under COP21 Paris Agreement in 2015.
2. The IMO calls on the government to increase investment in cycling and walking to 20% of the transport budget, in line with the recommendations by UNEP, and towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 3, 7, 11 and 13 of air quality benefits, climate change mitigation and the benefits to health of active transport.
3. The IMO calls on the Government to prioritise access to healthy, sustainable and culturally appropriate food at all Government funded facilities, including the healthcare facilities, taking consideration of the issues raised in the Eat Lancet Planetary Health Diet.
Irish Doctors for Environment stand together with other citizens across the globe in demanding change. On Earth Day we are delighted to be one of the 30 organisations, universities and associations to have signed on a Call to Clinicians to Act on Planetary Health published in the Lancet, one of the oldest and widely recognized medical journals.
"Join us in safeguarding our health and the health of future generations" - Lancet 2019
Irish Doctors for the Environment are delighted to have aligned with WONCA Working Party for the Environment & Clinicians for Planetary Health on this declaration -
Our health depends on the health of our planet. The World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) and the Planetary Health Alliance have just released a global declaration calling on family doctors to act on planetary health, a major first step in the Clinicians for Planetary Health initiative, which works to galvanize clinicians and their patients around planetary health through lifestyle modifications and activism.
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Introduction from Prof Andy Haines - WONCA -
Irish Doctors for the Environment present
Victor Branagan, (M.Sc. M.B.S.) the producer and presenter of Clearly Sustainable.
Tea and coffee served. Please bring your cup if you have one!
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