BMA moves away from fossil fuel companies

The British Medical Association, the representative body of doctors in the UK, has voted to end its investments in fossil fuel companies, making it the first health organisation in the world to do so.

The BMA will now look to transfer their investments from energy companies providing renewable energy sources.

The motion was passed by a significant majority at the BMA’s annual representative meeting in Harrogate.

It was part of a broader motion calling for a switch to renewable energy and the creation of a new advocacy alliance of health professional organisations focusing on the health effects of climate change and health benefits of sustainability