23 October 2020
We join a coalition of organisations in declaring a climate emergency and publish a plan to accelerate our work in this area.
5 June 2020
It's been a sobering week, and in this message to members, Russell affirms the College's solidarity with BAME colleagues, particularly at this time. He also reports from yesterday's Council and AGM meetings where we discussed COVID-19 and our principles for recovery, among other important subjects.
10 January 2020
The College warns that air pollution is the single greatest environmental threat to public health in the UK, and that it disproportionately affects children, young people, and more deprived communities. Our calls include the expansion of clean air zones in towns and cities, bringing forward our comm...
10 January 2020
The UK has environmental problems which are contributing to and exacerbated by climate change - a serious threat to future generations. Jo explains how the College is playing its role to speak up on behalf of young people.
Poor outdoor air quality is a major issue in the UK. Air pollution is linked to a variety of health conditions and contributes to a large number of deaths every year. It is also linked to climate change, which itself poses wide-ranging threats to health and wellbeing.
The World Health Organization has described climate change as “the defining health challenge of our time”. We recognise the importance of using our collective voice as a College to support Government to take action. As we begin to experience the negative consequences of climate change at an increasi...
13 May 2019
The RCPCH shares the concerns of its members about the damaging effects of climate change, and in particular air pollution, on child health.