Doctors call for zero carbon emissions by 2030

05 March 2019

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A group of health professionals is calling on the UK Government to amplify its response to climate change, and to bring in measures that will reduce UK green house gas emissions to zero by 2030, twenty years sooner than proposed by the EU. The group claims that steps required to stop climate breakdown will result in cleaner and more efficient transport, more walking and cycling, healthier and more sustainable diets and insulated homes, which will improve the physical and mental health of society and deliver economic and social benefits.

Source: UK Health Alliance on Climate Change, 21st February 2019