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Faith-Based Shareholders Call on Exxon to Address Climate Change on Moral Grounds

From Pope Francis and the Dalai Lama to the Episcopal Church, religious leaders have been speaking out on the moral obligation to fight climate change. Now, a group of faith-based investors are filing a resolution asking Exxon to take urgent action on climate change as a matter of conscience. This resolution is the first of […]

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The Health, Moral, and Financial Reasons Why the Health Sector Should Divest from Coal

The call for the health sector to divest from fossil fuels keeps getting louder. We’ve discussed the public health argument before – since carbon pollution is already causing serious health impacts, fossil fuel investments go against the obligation of health professionals to protect the public. But as Gary Cohen, president of our Climate for Health […]

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Three Ways the Global Health Sector Can Lead On Climate Solutions

The summer’s end marked the first-ever global gathering of health leaders for a conference on health and climate at the World Health Organization’s global headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. MomentUs partner Health Care Without Harm participated in the event meant to catalyze a sector-wide shift from a focus on raising awareness about the considerable health risks posed by […]

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Clean Med, Clean Climate: Linking Climate, Health, and a Better Future

Last week, nearly 1,000 senior administrators, clinicians, nurses, emergency response teams, operations managers, researchers, architects, engineers, epidemiologists, and city and state administrators representing the broad landscape of sustainable health care came together in Cleveland for the 2014 Clean Med Conference sponsored by Health Care Without Harm – an organization whose President, Gary Cohen, serves as […]

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7 Ways Health Leaders Are Key to Transforming the ‘Biggest Global Health Threat’ Into Health Opportunity

A recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), “Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability,” presents some of the strongest scientific evidence yet linking climate change to a variety of significant health impacts. But evidence of impacts alone is unlikely to be enough to spur action on climate and support for solutions. […]

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Healthier Hospitals Initiative Moves Forward

On July 24 the White House Council on Environmental Quality joined with ecoAmerica partner Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) to promote the Healthier Hospitals Initiative. The event drew attention to the notable sustainability achievements of hospitals, including the 600 that have joined the Healthier Hospitals Initiative. HCWH President and Founder, Gary Cohen, discussed the health […]

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