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Politics, environment, and health
The world is changing fast. Can our WONCA working party on the Environment avoid discussing about political issues, when they are driving the Social Determinants of Health and shaping our patients lives? We commissioned a brave colleague, Professor Seiji Yamada, to write about the possible discussion of politics in our working party.

Climate change: a brief overview of the science and health impacts for Australia
New article by Dr Liz Hannah (member of our working party)

Effects of fossil fuel and total anthropogenic emission removal on public health and climate | PNAS
New article by Andy Haines (our Scientific Advisor)

Call for clinicians on Planetary Health

By the Planetary Health Alliance (PHA), with contribution from our working party.

Humans are driving one million species to extinction
Landmark United Nations-backed report finds that agriculture is one of the biggest threats to Earth’s ecosystems.

How to shape research to advance global health
New science division in the World Health Organization.

Science support for Belt and Road
China is implementing an infrastructure called Belt and Road that is transforming the world.

Hague climate change judgement could inspire a global civil movement
Dutch ruling could trigger similar cases worldwide with citizens taking their governments to courts to make them act on climate promises

WHO Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health e-News: April 2019

News from our partners in the PHA

Planetary Health Alliance Newsletter: April 2019