29 Jun '14, 11pm

Doctors prescribe more green energy and no fossil fuels

Doctors prescribe more green energy and no fossil fuels

The British Medical Association (BMA), the representative body of UK doctors, has voted to end investments in fossil fuel companies, adding further impetus to the divestment movement. The decision, taken in a vote at last week's annual representatives' meeting of the BMA, follows the lead of a number of cities, universities, faith groups, and other organisations, but marks out the BMA the first national medical organisation in the world to commit to ending fossil fuel investments. It was passed with a significant majority as part of a broader motion calling for a switch to renewable energy and the creation of a new advocacy alliance of health professional organisations focusing on the health effects of climate change and health benefits of sustainability. The motion was brought by members of the BMA's Retired Members Forum as well as several local committees and follows an...

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