About

The Climate and Health Alliance is a coalition of health care stakeholders who work together to see the threat to human health from climate change and ecological degradation addressed through prompt policy action. The membership of CAHA includes organisations and individuals from across the health sector, with organisations representing health care professionals from medicine, nursing, public health, social work and psychology, as well as health care service providers, research and academic institutions, and health consumers.
Read more

News

Mater Health Services wins sustainability award

The Queensland Premier's Sustainability award has been won by Mater Health Services, for their outstanding energy efficiency initiatives.

Read more

Report from 10th October 2016 Health Leaders Meeting with Parliamentarians

See our findings from our roundtable discussion between health leaders and parliamentarians regarding a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being for Australia.

Read more

Join our Campaign Strategy Meeting

The campaign for a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being for Australia is in full swing, come learn more about the campaign and how you can be apart of the movement.

Read more

Webinar: Global and National Climate and Health Policy

As the global change negotiations (COP22) continue in Marrakech, Morocco, please join us for a free webinar on Global and National Climate and Health Policy.
Read more

resources

Submissions

2016 Submission to the Climate Change Authority Special Review – Feb 2016 2015 Submission to the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry (v2.0)  Submission to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet UNFCCC Taskforce on Australia’s Post 2020 Emissions Reductions Targets – May 2015 Submission to Australian Environment Ministers in response to Discussion Paper: ‘Working towards a National...

External Reports

View the latest reports from around the world on climate and health research.     The Silent Killer: Climate Change and the Health Impacts of Extreme Heat This report found that although many states have taken significant steps to upgrade their heat and health warning...

Campaigns

National Strategy for Climate, Health and Wellbeing

Towards a National Strategy on Climate, Health, and Well-being for Australia The Climate and Health Alliance is leading a process to achieve a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being for Australia. This builds on work done in 2013 when CAHA first called a National Plan for Climate Health and Wellbeing in Australia. In June 2016, CAHA commenced the distribution to...

Protecting our Children

The Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA) and Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) are supporting a campaign to encourage all Australians to speak up in defence of children to protect them from dangerous climate change. “Climate change is the biggest global health threat of the 21st century.” Current Australian and international carbon reduction commitments are nowhere near enough to protect our...

Projects

Global Green and Healthy Hospitals

Are you part of the Global Green and Health Hospitals (GGHH) Network? The GGHH network is a vibrant international community of hospitals, health systems and health organizations, dedicated to reducing their ecological footprint and promoting public and environmental health. The network connects and supports people leading the environmental agenda in healthcare institutions so...

Hunter Coal

Coal and Health in the Hunter: Lessons from one valley for the world Once an unquestioned source of economic prosperity, the damage caused by coal to people’s health, natural capital and the global climate has led to closer scrutiny of...