Join the Climate Change Marches on this weekend Thursday, 26 November 2015

Last week Scott Metcalfe FNZCPHM, on behalf of the New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine and OraTaiao: The New Zealand Climate and Health Council, had an editorial published in the New Zealand Medical Journal; 'Fast, fair climate action crucial for health and equity'. The College would now like to urge you to join one of the People's Climate Marches this weekend.

Health professionals will be among the thousands involved in the Marches. They are being held globally, including across New Zealand, to call for solutions to climate change. The Marches are taking place ahead of the United Nations Climate Summit being held in Paris from 30 November to 11 December.

Dr Rhys Jones, FNZCPHM and co-convenor of OraTaiao states "Urgent action, based on a fair approach to reducing global climate emissions, is essential for our health. As a developed country and a high emitter, New Zealand needs to be a team-player at the upcoming climate talks in Paris."

Rhys says we have a unique chance to create a healthier and more hopeful future. "Join us and the growing number of New Zealanders calling for real climate solutions, not pollution, at your nearest People's Climate March this weekend."

For further information on the People's Climate Marches visit here.