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.
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News

FAQ Brief re IPCC 1.5 degrees report

Climate change is already having significant impacts on people's health in Australia and around the world. Limiting warming to 1.5°C would significantly reduce the frequency and severity of climate change impacts compared to a 2°C or higher temperature rise. The latest research on limiting climate change tells us that warming can be held to 1.5°C, or close to it. However, it requires significant global action to be taken very quickly.  

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IUHPE World Health Promotion Conference

CAHA is pleased to promote the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) World Health Promotion Conference in Rotorua, New Zealand, in April 2019. The theme for the 2019 event is WAIORA: Promoting Planetary Health and Sustainable Development for All. For more information and to register your interest, visit the IUHPE website now. 

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Watch the 2018 Climate and Health Symposium Online

On September 21st 2018 we gathered at the Climate and Health Symposium in Melbourne to discuss the question: "Climate change is a health issue. What will it take to get action to respond?"  If you weren't able to make it to the Symposium, you can now watch the full event. Hear for yourself the insights, knowledge and ideas shared at this event, to build a stronger collective understanding of current initiatives and opportunities for collaboration to inspire accelerated action to tackle this threat. 

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Health impacts key focus of new Qld climate plan

ABC News: "Killer heatwaves and disease outbreaks are key threats to Queenslanders from climate change, according to a State Government-funded plan calling for tobacco-style taxes on carbon polluters."

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resources

Submissions

2018 Submission to Victorian EPA Review of Brown Coal-Fired Power Stations Licences - February 2018 2017 Submission to Inquiry into the implications of climate change for Australia's national security - August 2017 Submission to Inquiry into current and future impacts of climate change on housing, buildings and infrastructure - July 2017...

External Reports

View the latest reports from around the world on climate and health research.   Mental Health and Our Changing Climate: Impacts, Implications and Guidance The American Psychological Association, Climate for Health, and ecoAmerica highlight the often overlooked mental health consequences of climate change. The report describes impacts at the individual,...

Campaigns

National Strategy for Climate, Health and Well-being

Are you concerned about the health effects of climate change on your community? Over 98% of healthcare stakeholders we surveyed want a national strategy on climate, health and well-being for Australia! The Climate and Health Alliance is coordinating a health sector-led campaign calling on the government to develop a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being for Australia. We are calling...

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

Imagine a world where health services and organisations worked together for a more sustainable health care future… Welcome to the Global Green and Healthy Hospitals (GGHH) Network The GGHH network is a vibrant international community of hospitals, health systems...

Coal and Health in the Hunter

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...