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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What do health professionals think about current climate policy?

Read the summary of key themes that emerged from our online discussion with health professionals in August 2016

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Results from survey regarding National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being

A preliminary report of responses to the online survey accompanying the Discussion Paper: Towards a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being has now been released. 98% of respondents support a Strategy!

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Join the CAHA team!

Do you have skills and experience in raising funds for social change projects? Would you like to help drive action on climate change and health? We have two volunteer positions currently available.

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Historic meeting pushes for National action

An historic meeting to push for national action on climate change and health kicked off early on Monday morning, 10 October in Canberra. 

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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...


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...


Global Green and Healthy Hospitals

Are you part of the Global Green and Health Hospitals Network? This new tool is available FREE for hospitals and healthcare settings globally. GGHH has been developed by the Climate and Health Alliance’s international partner, Health Care Without Harm. This network is built around a framework known as the Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Agenda, a new tool for health...

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...