It is nearly three years since members of the BMA first called for fossil fuel divestment – and yet despite passing a resolution that referenced divestment in 2014, we have yet to see the divestment process begun. In that time the World Medical Association has called for members to divest, the Canadian Medical Association has completed the divestment process, and several major health institutions have begun the process worldwide. There is no excuse for inaction. To mark Global Divestment Mobilisation Week 2017 (6-13 May) Medsin are organising a letter from medical students calling on the BMA to demonstrate climate leadership and divest fossil fuels.
If you’re a health or medical student please support the call by signing this letter, which we’ll send following Global Divestment Week and ahead of this year’s Annual Representatives Meeting in June.