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

Register now for Healthy Hospitals: Healthy Planet Forum in May 2018

 This two day forum will focus on what we can do to transition to an environmentally sustainable and resilient healthcare system. Dr David Pencheon OBE, founder director of the National Health Services's Sustainable Development Unit in the UK, will be delivering a keynote address on Day two of the forum.

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Queenslanders to benefit from health plan to combat climate change impacts

The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) and the Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA) are working to develop a Human Health and Wellbeing Climate Adaptation Plan for Queensland (H-CAP).  

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New report - Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change

The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change provides an independent assess­ment of the health effects of climate change, the implementation of the Paris Agreement, and the health implications of these actions.  

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New Video from the Lancet Countdown to 2030!

    Check out the Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change video - summarising key messages from the 2017 #climatechange & #publichealth report.  

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resources

Submissions

2017 Submission to Inquiry into the implications of climate change for Australia's national security - August 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...

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

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 Healthy 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 health. The...

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...