Mission and vision

The Hellenic Society of Environmental and Climate Medicine is a scientific nonprofit, nongovernmental organization founded by Greek physicians in February 2020.

Its mission is to make widely known to physicians and the public the health effects of climate change.

We envision that awareness of the health effects that climate change poses on humanity will lead each one of us to adopt ways towards climate change mitigation that could reduce the number of estimated climate change-related deaths in the future.

Our motivating idea is that:

Every life counts and every death is devastating”.

We want to ensure the introduction of “Climate Medicine” as a critical subject in Clinical and Academic Medicine in all institutions in Greece.

We believe that the Health-Care System’s stability and physicians’ optimal training and preparedness are crucial steps to the battle against the health effects of climate-change.