The Climate and Health Alliance was established in August 2010 and is a coalition of health care stakeholders who wish to see the threat to human health from climate change and ecological degradation addressed through prompt policy action. This commitment is based on the understanding that further global warming poses grave risks to human health and biodiversity and if left unchecked, threatens the future of human civilisation.
The impetus for the establishment of the Alliance was the call from the May 2009 issue of the international medical journal The Lancet calling for a public health movement that 'framed the threat of climate change for humankind as a health issue'.
CAHA’s members recognise that health care stakeholders have a particular responsibility to the community in advocating for public policy that will promote and protect human health. The Alliance aims to contribute to the development and implementation of evidence based public policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect the health of the community.
A brochure About CAHA is available to share information about the Climate and Health Alliance. Please download the brochure or email the link to share with your colleagues.
For information about our impact, please see this overview of CAHA's Achievements.
The CAHA Declaration outlines further the shared position of the members of the Alliance , including its Priorities for action.
To download a pdf for printing, click here.