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ACEM is clear that emergency departments need to be prepared for and respond to disasters, including those caused by climate change.
Climate change is impacting on the determinants of good health – clean air, secure shelter, safe drinking water and food availability. These impacts will worsen as temperatures rise.
ACEM has created an action plan that aligns with the College’s strategic vision for action against climate change.
Emergency departments can play an important role in changing the culture and practice of environmental sustainability within health systems
Media releases on Climate Change