Unhealthy Investments Report

In February 2015 Medact, Healthy Planet and a number of allied NGOs published the first report on health and investments, arguing that the UK health community must phase out its investments in the fossil fuel industry.  The ‘Unhealthy Investments’ report warns that investment in the fossil fuel industry is incompatible with health organisations’ moral and professional responsibilities to address the direct health implications of fossil fuels, with air pollution from fossil fuels being responsible for approximately 5% of all UK deaths[1].  They are also not compatible with addressing the longer-term health impacts of climate change.