Statement of Commitment on Climate Change

In October, 2013, the APS signed the Statement of Commitment on Climate Change to protect the children of today and tomorrow from dangerous climate change.

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In October, 2013, the APS signed the Statement of Commitment on Climate Change to protect the children of today and tomorrow from dangerous climate change.

The APS, through its membership of the Climate and Health Alliance, participates in a range of advocacy efforts to raise awareness about the health and mental health risks of climate change and the health benefits of emissions reductions.

The Climate and Health Alliance, on behalf of its member organisations, has signed the following Public Statements on climate and health issues.  Individuals and other organisations are welcome to add their signatures to these statements.

  • Statement of Commitment on Climate Change to protect the children of today and tomorrow from dangerous climate change.
    The Climate and Health Alliance and Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth are supporting a campaign to encourage all Australians to speak up in defence of children to protect them from dangerous climate change.
  • Doha Declaration calling for health to be central to national and global climate action.
    The international health and medical community have developed a joint statement outlining why health experts are extremely worried about slow progress on climate action, and highlights how the health co-benefits of emissions can build support for ambitious climate strategies.
  • Joint Statement on the health effects of Australia’s minerals and energy policy
    “The risks to human health from energy and resources policy are not being accounted for in current policy decisions. "Significant policy reform is needed to ensure health and wellbeing is not compromised by policy decisions in other sectors. Recognising the importance of the social and environmental determinants of health is an important part of that”.

Links

  • APS Psychology and the Environment Interest Group
    The APS Psychology and the Environment Interest Group represents the strong interest of psychologists in relation to the greening of our profession and the profiling of some of the diverse involvements which psychologists have with ‘the environment’, including the urgency of issues such as climate change, habitat loss, water scarcity, and environmental degradation.
  • Earth Beat: Kids and climate change
    Radio interview with APS psychologist Susie Burke on what message children are getting about climate change and how it affects them
  • A Climate of Suffering: the real costs of living with inaction on climate change
    Mental health and community wellbeing in the wake of extreme weather  
  • The Climate and Health Alliance
    The Climate and Health Alliance was formed in August 2010 and is a coalition of organisations and individuals from a broad cross section of the sector, including health care professionals, health care service providers, institutions, academics, researchers, and health care consumers.
  • Psychologists for a Safe Climate  
    Contributing psychological understanding within the community to support and facilitate strong and urgent action on climate change.