In the lead up to the launch of the Framework for a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being for Australia, the Climate and Health Alliance have released the Final Consultation Report: National Consultation Regarding a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being for Australia to detail the extensive consultation which informed the Framework’s development.
The report outlines findings from the national consultation process, which involved three main elements:
• Responses to a survey accompanying a Discussion Paper which proposed a National Strategy for Climate, Health and Well-being for Australia (released June 2016);
• An Online Discussion Forum held for nine days using the paxrepublic.com platform (August 2016);
• A Health Leaders Roundtable and Meeting with Parliamentarians in Canberra (October 2016).
Results from this process demonstrate the almost unanimous agreement among health professionals that there is urgent need for federal leadership and action. Health groups also offer their commitment to supporting the government and political parties in making the strategy a reality.