The College represents members’ views with government and health sector organisations on issues relating to general practice, the health system and the health of New Zealanders.
'The current and projected effects of climate change on health and equity led the College to believe that general practice has a key role to play in raising awareness of the impacts of climate change on health, in social leadership and the promotion of appropriate lifestyle choices and in supporting health sector movement towards sustainable systems.'
Read the College's position statement on climate change and sustainability
We have also developed recommendations for GPs and for the College which are available to members through the Dashboard.
To support members and the sector to become more environmentally sustainable, the College has revised and updated the Greening General Practice guide; a toolkit for sustainable practice.
In November 2019 the College signed OraTaiao’s Health Professionals Joint Call for Action on Climate Change and Health, marking a formal commitment to confronting the health effects of climate change. Read more on GP Pulse.