Doctors for the Environment (DEA) will host a forum for candidates running for election in the federal seat of Wentworth on Tuesday, April 26 at 6.30-9.30pm.
DEA wants an ambitious plan to cut emissions this decade to protect health, with strong, science-based targets with a rapid transition to renewables and away from fossil fuels.
In addition they call for strong laws to prevent further deforestation and biodiversity loss.
For the health sector, climate change is a public health crisis requiring our urgent attention.
Independent candidate Allegra Spender, Greens candidate Dominic WY Kanak and Labor candidate Tim Murray will address these issues, and respond to questions afterwards. Dr Michael Bonning, GP, federal councillor and chair of the Australian Medical Association (AMA) in NSW, will moderate the forum.
Liberal MP Dave Sharma was invited but unable to attend.
Recent polling by Together We Can found that 65 per cent of Wentworth voters believed greater action on climate change by the federal government would be good for their health. Investing in clean transport was Wentworth respondents’ number one priority solution for greater action on climate change this decade.
There has never been a more critical time for Australia to address climate change, and it needs to happen this decade.
The public forum will be held at the Paddington RSL at 220-232 Oxford Street, Paddington, 2021, NSW.
To attend the forum, register for free here.