Resources on the Environment and Climate Change for Family Doctors

Resources on the Environment and Climate Change for Family Doctors

Key links on the environment for family doctors

Links to:

1. International Society of Doctors for the Environment ISDE

2. College of Family Physicians of Canada, Environmental Health Committee

3. Ontario College of Family Physicians, Environmental Health Committee

4. Climate and Health Council

Key publications on Climate Change for family doctors

WONCA publications
WONCA Statement on World Health Day 2008

WHO publications
Health and Climate Change Report

Relevant literature

Pearson CJ (editor) 2012. 2020 Vision for a sustainable society. Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute. University of Melbourne. 263pp Available at

Phipps R, Randerson R, Blashki G. The climate change challenge for general practice in New Zealand. NZ Med J. 2011 Apr 29;124(1333):47-54.

Blashki G, Armstrong G, Berry HL, Weaver HJ, Hanna EG, Bi P, Harley D, Spickett JT Preparing health services for climate change in Australia. Asia Pac J Public Health. 2011 Mar;23(2 Suppl):133S-43.

Weaver HJ, Blashki GA, Capon AG, McMichael AJ. Climate change and Australia's healthcare system - risks, research and responses. Aust Health Rev. 2010 Nov;34(4):441-4.

Bell E, Horton G, Blashki G, Seidel BM. Climate change: could it help develop 'adaptive expertise'? Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2010 Aug 28.

Green EI, Blashki G, Berry HL, Harley D, Horton G, Hall G. Preparing Australian medical students for climate change. Aust Fam Physician. 2009 Sep;38(9):726-9.

Fritze JG, Blashki GA, Burke S, Wiseman J. Hope, despair and transformation: Climate change and the promotion of mental health and wellbeing. Int J Ment Health Syst. 2008 Sep 17;2(1):13.

Blashki G. Climate change and the rural health workforce. Aust J Rural Health. 2008 Feb;16(1):1. No abstract available.

Blashki G, McMichael T, Karoly DJ. Climate change and primary health care. Aust Fam Physician. 2007 Dec;36(12):986-9.
Climate change and primary health care (Download PDF format)

Blashki G. GPs and the environment. Aust Fam Physician. 2007 Dec;36(12):981. 
GPs and the environment (Download PDF format)

 Blashki G, Butler CD, Brown S. Climate change and human health--What can GPs do? Aust Fam Physician. 2006 Nov;35(11):909-11.