News Digest Item
21 Mar 2018

Head of Germany’s Medical Association calls for abandoning coal and oil


Doctors in Germany should do more to promote the end of coal and oil in order to improve public health, Frank Ulrich Montgomery, head of the German Medical Association (Ärztekammer), says in an interview with movum magazine. “Climate change is real, it is manmade, and it is a threat to our health,” Montgomery says. “The environment and human health are inseparable,” he argues, adding that there is a “glaring imbalance” in favour of compensating economic damages to the environment financially, whereas curing health damages or preventive measures are insufficiently funded.

Read the interview in German here.

See the CLEW factsheet When will Germany finally ditch coal? for more information.

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