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The College has endorsed the Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges (CPMC) Climate Change communique

The CPMC convened a Roundtable forum on Thursday 17 May 2018 inviting discussion on the risks posed by climate change and more frequent and extreme weather events to health and healthcare services across Australia; and the additional burden this places on the sector’s capacity to continue to deliver high quality and sustainable healthcare.

Medical colleges and health organisations have played a critical leadership role in raising awareness of the health impacts of climate change internationally and in Australia and New Zealand, with the Climate and Health Alliance process and release of the National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-Being for Australia and reflections in the Medical Journal of Australia.

CPMC agreed on the need for more sustainable healthcare and evidence based strategies for management of climate change and extreme weather related risks to health and healthcare infrastructure, operations and personnel.