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

Inside the Climate Change-Human Health conference

The Climate Change-Human Health Conference held on 16th February 2017 highlighted some critical points for climate change and health

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Health fund HCF divests from fossil fuels

HCF is the first Australian private health fund to divest from fossil fuels, pulling around $20m out of the fossil fuel industry in Australia and overseas.

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Experts are right to speak out about climate change

February 6th marks the eighth anniversary of the Black Saturday bush fires in Victoria, and a time to reflect on how doctors, nurses and psychologists can prepare for the future.

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Tony McMichael's last book and lasting legacy

Tony McMichael inspired generations of researchers across disciplines to think holistically about global ecological and environmental changes and its impacts upon public health.

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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.     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...

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...