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Learning to treat the climate emergency together: social tipping interventions by the health community

Howard, Courtney; MacNeill, Andrea J; Hughes, Fintan; Alqodmani, Lujain; Charlesworth, Kate; de Almeida, Roberto; Harris, Roger; ... Montgomery, Hugh; + view all (2023) Learning to treat the climate emergency together: social tipping interventions by the health community. Lancet Planet Health , 7 (3) e251-e264. 10.1016/S2542-5196(23)00022-0. Green open access

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Abstract

Accelerating the decarbonisation of local and national economies is a profound public health imperative. As trusted voices within communities around the world, health professionals and health organisations have enormous potential to influence the social and policy landscape in support of decarbonisation. We assembled a multidisciplinary, gender-balanced group of experts from six continents to develop a framework for maximising the social and policy influence of the health community on decarbonisation at the micro levels, meso levels, and macro levels of society. We identify practical, learning-by-doing approaches and networks to implement this strategic framework. Collectively, the actions of health-care workers can shift practice, finance, and power in ways that can transform the public narrative and influence investment, activate socioeconomic tipping points, and catalyse the rapid decarbonisation needed to protect health and health systems.

Type: Article
Title: Learning to treat the climate emergency together: social tipping interventions by the health community
Location: Netherlands
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/S2542-5196(23)00022-0
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/S2542-5196(23)00022-0
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2023 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an Open Access article under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.
Keywords: Humans, Public Health, Health Personnel, Policy
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Medicine
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Medicine > Experimental and Translational Medicine
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10166856
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