• Climate change and the health system

Climate change as a result of global warming will have major consequences for our already overloaded health system and for nurses and nursing. Climate change is giving rise to fundamental health issues and the consequences of inaction will be catastrophic. It’s important that nurses understand this issue and contribute to finding a solution.

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NSWNMA is affiliated with the Climate and Health Alliance to raise awareness of the consequences of climate change for the health sector. We are also affiliated with the Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Network.

The ACTU has responded to the implications of climate change for the workforce here.

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