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Release of Lancet Countdown 2018 Report

The climate change and health report, Lancet Countdown was released globally Thursday morning. The 2018 report is the result of 12 months of hard work from over 100 academics representing 27 academic institutions and UN agencies, across every continent. The report tracks 41 indicators across five domains in health and climate change. The full report can be viewed here and a short video summarising the key findings can be viewed here.

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2018 Launch of MJA-Lancet Countdown - Sydney

Sydney launch of the Lancet Countdown:

Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change is an international research collaboration, dedicated to tracking the world's response to climate change, and the health benefits that emerge from this transition. Reporting annually in The Lancet, it will follow a series of indicators, demonstrating that this transition is possible, that it has already begun, but that more work is needed.

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2018 Global Climate & Health Summit

On the 8th December, the World Health Organisation, Global Climate and Health Alliance, European Committee of the Regions, and Pro Silesia Association will host the 2018 Global Climate and Health Summit in Katowice, Poland. This half day summit will run alongside the UNFCCC Conference of Parties and will be an opportunity to advance health-focused action, engagement, and collaboration to address climate change.

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2018 Launch of MJA-Lancet Countdown - Canberra

Canberra launch of the Lancet Countdown:

Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change is an international research collaboration, dedicated to tracking the world's response to climate change, and the health benefits that emerge from this transition. Reporting annually in The Lancet, it will follow a series of indicators, demonstrating that this transition is possible, that it has already begun, but that more work is needed.

 

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The dirty truth: Australia's most polluted postcodes

The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) has released a report “The Dirty Truth”, mapping Australia’s pollution by postcode. This report, based off industry-reported emissions data in National Pollutant Inventory, reveals that air pollution in Australia is “both a class and climate issue,” with 90% of polluting facilities in low to middle income suburbs.

Read the full report online now.

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Brisbane Climate Health Champions workshop - register now!

Health professionals are among the most trusted occupations in the country, and the power of your voice is hugely important to bringing about change in climate policy. This workshop is designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to use that voice to influence politicians and policymakers.

The next workshop will be taking place at the West End QNMU office in Brisbane on 23rd November 2018. You can register for the Brisbane workshop here.

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FAQ Brief re IPCC 1.5 degrees report

Climate change is already having significant impacts on people's health in Australia and around the world. Limiting warming to 1.5°C would significantly reduce the frequency and severity of climate change impacts compared to a 2°C or higher temperature rise. The latest research on limiting climate change tells us that warming can be held to 1.5°C, or close to it. However, it requires significant global action to be taken very quickly.

 

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IUHPE World Health Promotion Conference

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CAHA is pleased to promote the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) World Health Promotion Conference in Rotorua, New Zealand, in April 2019. Held every three years, the conference attracts several thousand delegates. The theme for the 2019 event is WAIORA: Promoting Planetary Health and Sustainable Development for All.

For more information and to register your interest, visit the IUHPE website now. 

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Watch the 2018 Climate and Health Symposium Online

On September 21st 2018 we gathered at the Climate and Health Symposium in Melbourne to discuss the question: "Climate change is a health issue. What will it take to get action to respond?"  If you weren't able to attend the Symposium, watch the full event online. Hear the insights, knowledge and ideas shared at this event, and build a stronger understanding of current initiatives and opportunities for collaboration to inspire accelerated action to tackle this threat. 

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Health impacts key focus of new Qld climate plan

ABC News: "Killer heatwaves and disease outbreaks are key threats to Queenslanders from climate change, according to a State Government-funded plan calling for tobacco-style taxes on carbon polluters." 

This article covers the release of the Human Health and Wellbeing Climate Adaptation Plan for Qld developed by the Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA) and National Centre for Climate Adaptation Research (NCCARF).

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