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

Organiser - Advocacy Campaign

The Our Climate Our Health Campaign, currently lead by the Climate and Health Alliance, is looking for an energetic and dynamic Organiser.

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New Zealand | GGHH Members’ Meeting

During the last week of February, five District Health Boards in the North Island of New Zealand came together to discuss regional priorities, challenges and projects, and work together in key areas. 

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CAHA congratulates Dr Peter Orris

CAHA congratulates Dr. Peter Orris on his Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Global Health, awarded by the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) at the 15th World Congress on Public Health last week in Melbourne. 

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CAHA presentations at 15th World Congress on Public Health

The 15th World Congress on Public Health, held last week in Melbourne, was a fantastic opportunity to share CAHA’s work with public health professionals from around the world. 

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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.   Let's Talk Health & Climate: Communication Guidance for Health Professionals This document is designed for climate change and health communicators of all levels of experience. The comprehensive guide incorporates relevant literature, helping health professionals...

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...

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...