The G20, human health and sustainability: an interview with Jeffrey D Sachs

Colin D Butler and Peter W Tait
Med J Aust 2015; 202 (5): . || doi: 10.5694/mja15.00028
Published online: 16 March 2015

To the Editor: Pitney has strongly rebutted the views of Sachs (on development) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (on climate science).1

  • 1 University of Canberra, Canberra, ACT.
  • 2 National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Canberra, ACT.
  • 3 Ecology and Environment Special Interest Group, Public Health Association Australia, Canberra, ACT.


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  • 1. Pitney MJ. The G20, human health and sustainability: an interview with Jeffrey D Sachs. Med J Aust 2014; 201: 644. <MJA full text>
  • 2. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Climate change 2013: the physical science basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Cambridge, UK and New York, US: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
  • 3. Butler CD, editor. Climate change and global health. Wallingford, UK, Boston, US: CABI, 2014.
  • 4. International Energy Agency. Electricity in a climate-constrained world. Paris: IEA, 2013.
  • 5. Armstrong F, Tait PW. Health and energy choices: background briefing paper. Melbourne: Climate and Health Alliance, 2014. (accessed Jan 2015).


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