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

ALP announces intention to develop national Climate, Health, and Well-being Strategy

The Australian Labor Party has announced that, in government, it would develop a National Climate, Health, and Well-being Plan, based on the Strategy developed by the Climate and Health Alliance and Our Climate Our Health supporters.

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Framework for a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being for Australia

In a world first initiative, a coalition of leading health experts and organisations, along with federal parliamentarians, has launched a Framework for a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being for Australia

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Join the Arctic Innovators Program

The Arctic Innovators program is soon to be launched, with the selection of a group of Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) students to become the inaugural Arctic Innovators student cohort. 

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Al Gore Address to Ecocity Summit 2017

Al Gore recently mentioned our #climatehealthstrategy in his address to the Ecocity Summit held in Melbourne on July 13th 2017. Read his full speech here

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resources

Submissions

2017 Submission to the Review of Australia's Climate Change Policies - May 2017 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

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....

Campaigns

National Strategy for Climate, Health and Well-being

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 Well-being in Australia.  Since early 2016, we have been working...

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...

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 of...