Melbourne Children’s Campus – Supporting Climate Change Science

Hands Earth to the next generation

The Department of Paediatrics, as a partner on the Melbourne Children’s Campus, is proud to endorse the following position statement on global climate change.

The Melbourne Children’s campus is committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of all children.

We recognise the potential impact of climate change on the health of children around the world.

We support the science that climate change is real.

This acknowledgement is shared by other Australian and international medical organisations, such as the World Health Organisation, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Australian Medical Association.

We support practical actions by governments and individuals to tackle climate change. We believe that if climate change is not addressed, then it will have a serious adverse impact on our future health by compromising clean air and water, food security, weather stability and control of infectious diseases.

The Melbourne Children’s campus is developing its own sustainability plan, and support other hospitals and health providers to consider their role in this important issue.

John Stanway
Chief Executive Officer, The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne

Professor Kathryn North AC
Director, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

Professor Sarath Ranganathan
Professor and Head, Department of Paediatrics University of Melbourne