Climate Change - Mission Statement
We are pediatricians who feel a deep obligation to protect and improve the health of children by taking action to mitigate climate change and reduce families’ exposure to environmental pollutants. As the greatest health threat of our time, climate change impacts children and underserved communities most severely. Widespread education about and reduction of environmental pollutants are critical to reducing health burdens and disparities in our society. A rapid, just transition from fossil fuels to a healthy, more equitable society sustained by renewable energy is imperative. Through non-partisan research, education, collaboration with similar associations, and advocacy, we are dedicated to working to lessen the pace of climate change and make progress toward a healthier, more equitable society.
Priyanka Fernandes, MD, FAAP
Healthy Planet, Healthy Kids
“Our world needs more adults who speak truth to power, for our children.”
Karina Maher, MD