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

The ALP's Commitment to a National Climate, Health and Well-Being Strategy

In October 2017, Shadow Minister for Climate Change Mark Butler and Shadow Minister for Health Catherine King announced that, in government, the Australian Labor Party 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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Postcard from COP24 - Associate Professor Linda Selvey shares some insights on the tensions at play at the global climate talks in Poland.

Associate Professor Linda Selvey, President and Chair, Australian Faculty of Public Health Medicine, is in Katowice, Poland for the UNFCCC global climate talks. Here she shares some insights on the tensions at play at the global climate talks in Poland.  

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Health Professionals for Climate Action in Far North Queensland

Human health ultimately depends upon the health of our planet. With the Adani mine steamrolling forward and temperatures soaring across the country, health professionals are increasingly concerned about the effects of climate change on health and well-being. Join your colleagues in Townsville, QLD, to call for action on climate change and health on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th December.

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New Climate Health Champions take to the stage

CAHA’s new Climate Health Champions graduated with flying colours from their one-day workshop in Brisbane last Friday. The workshop was the result of a collaboration between the Climate and Health Alliance and the Queensland Nurses and Midwives Union (QNMU) to find, train and organise health sector professionals on climate-health issues. 18 people participated in the workshop which included presentations from QNMU, the Climate Media Centre and the Repower Campaign.

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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...

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...