Clinicians Enlisted to Fight for the Planet

As environmental change increasingly puts global health at risk, The Lancet is marking Earth Day by asking clinicians to put their commitment to planetary health in writing, and use their voices to galvanize individual and collective action.

Already signed by 29 health care organizations, the Clinicians for Planetary Health initiative aims to amplify the sense of urgency around global environmental change and its toll on human health.

“Addressing planetary health challenges fundamentally rests on collective action,” write Erika M. Veidis and colleagues.

In practice, that means clinicians using their pull to push more considered choices on everything from diet, to political engagement, to how people get around.

The Lancet


 

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