FSRH releases new position statement on the current climate crisis

Posted 18 August 2022

Date: 18 Aug 2022

Type: FSRH Press Releases and Statements

We have issued a new position statement acknowledging the current climate crisis, and committing to reducing our own impact on the climate and the planet.

Our Statement supports The UK Health Alliance on Climate Change’s (UKHACC) call for urgent action to prevent an increase in mean global temperatures of more than 1.5°C, and to mitigate the worst effects of the climate emergency on the environmental and human health.

We believe that the current climate crisis threatens the health of populations in the UK and globally and has a disproportionately harmful effect on women’s health and wellbeing.

We recognise our own role in tackling climate change, and we pledge to:

  • Reduce our impact on the climate and the planet
  • Reduce our travel footprint through hybrid working
  • Align our investments with Environmental Social & Governance (ESG) principles
  • Reduce our use of paper with our records moved primarily to electronic storage, and dissemination

We therefore urge national and international leaders fulfil their promises from COP26 and beyond to limit global warming and to promote gender transformative climate action.

You can read the full statement here.