Publications

Publications, including in peer-reviewed medical journals, written by the Council itself or its members with others, hosted here with permission.


Fast, fair climate action crucial for health and equity

Editorial in the NZ Medical Journal by Dr Scott Metcalfe on behalf of OraTaiao and the NZ College of Public Health Medicine.  Read here.

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Climate change, health, and general practice in New Zealand

Good article in GP Pulse by Dr Alex Macmillan and Dr Rebecca Randerson. Read here.

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Will Developed Countries Recognize Their Right-To-Health Obligations in Paris?

Dr Alison Blaiklock's contribution to the Health and Human Rights Journal COP21 series. Read here.

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Tackling Climate Change is Great for Global Health

Dr Gay Keating's contribution to the Health and Human Rights Journal COP21 series.  Read here.

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Letter in Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Publication 'Cutting Edge'

Letter by NZ surgeons John McCall, Russell Tregonning and Mark Smith, published in 'Cutting Edge' publication by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Issue 56, September 2015.

"Doctors have a responsibility to advocate for improvements in public health and indeed this is endorsed by the RACS
Code of Ethics. The recent Lancet commission on climate change and health report has identified climate changes
as the biggest global health threat of the 21st century..."

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Health and equity impacts of climate change in Aotearoa-New Zealand, and health gains from climate action

Bennett et al paper in the New Zealand Medical Journal, Nov 2014.

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New Zealand health professional organisations’ joint call for action on climate change and health

Macmillan, Jones, Bennett editorial in the New Zealand Medical Journal, Sept 2014.

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Climate Change and the Right to Health for Māori in Aotearoa/New Zealand

Jones et al paper in the Harvard Health and Human Rights Journal, June 2014.

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The Societal Costs and Benefits of Commuter Bicycling: Simulating the Effects of Specific Policies Using System Dynamics Modeling

Macmillan et al paper in Environmental Health Perspectives, April 2014.

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Climate Change: a threatening public health emergency—symptoms too serious to ignore.

Dr Russell Tregonning (orthopaedic surgeon) article in the newsletter of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists.

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