Time to Treat the Climate and Nature Crisis as One Indivisible Global Health Emergency

Document Type : Editorial


1 Editor-in-Chief, British Medical Journal, London, UK

2 Health Sciences School, University of Sheffield, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals, Sheffield, UK

3 Sheffield University Interpersonal Violence Research Group, Sheffield, UK

4 Medical Journal of Australia, Brisbane, QLD, Australia

5 The Danish Medical Journal, Copenhagen, Denmark

6 University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA

7 British Dental Journal, London, UK

8 The Lancet, London, UK

9 Chatham House, Exeter, UK

10 Division of Family Medicine and Primary Care, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa

11 Editor-in-Chief, African Journal of Primary Health Care and Family Medicine, Stellenbosch, South Africa

12 MBBS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences [AIIMS], New Delhi), New Delhi, India

13 Medical Education & Research Department, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE

14 Emirates Family Medicine Society, Dubai, UAE

15 Family Medicine Scientific Council, Arab Board of Health Specialization, Dubai, UAE

16 CA Medlynks Medical Centre and Laboratory, Nairobi, Kenya

17 East African Medical Journal, Nairobi, Kenya

18 University of Winchester and President-elect, World Association of Medical Editors, Winchester, UK


Over 200 health journals call on the United Nations (UN), political leaders, and health professionals to recognise that climate change and biodiversity loss are one indivisible crisis and must be tackled together to preserve health and avoid catastrophe. This overall environmental crisis is now so severe as to be a global health emergency. ...(Read more...) 

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  • Receive Date: 07 October 2023
  • Revise Date: 08 October 2023
  • Accept Date: 10 October 2023
  • First Publish Date: 25 October 2023