Policy statement: Climate change and health
World Physiotherapy recognises there is a climate change emergency. Climate change is reportedly "the greatest threat to human of the 21st century". Climate change significantly impacts on human health and through the social and environmental determinants of health such as clean air, safe drinking water and nutritious food, as well as those arising from natural disasters. Physiotherapists need to be aware of these interconnections between climate change, sustainable development, and . It is important that we collectively take action to reduce our environmental footprint and protect health and wellbeing.
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