Health and Wellbeing Climate Adaptation Plan (H-CAP) for QLD

The Queensland Department of Environment and Science (DES) has engaged the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) and the Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA) to facilitate the development of a Health and Wellbeing Climate, Adaptation Plan (H-CAP) with the health and wellbeing sector in Queensland.

This project aims to facilitate the development of a plan to support the sector to be innovative and resilient in managing the risks associated with a changing climate, and to harness the opportunities provided by responding to the challenges.

The plan will build on existing health disaster planning, and other State Government planning for extreme events in Queensland, such as cyclones and heatwaves, to establish key directions for action and ongoing planning by the sector and its members, aligned with the Queensland Climate Adaptation Strategy (QCAS) 2017 – 2030.

The plan will be informed by existing Australian and international work on this topic, including:
● The Framework for a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being for Australia, the development of which was led by CAHA, following two years consultation and collaborative planning and development.
● The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change, a global interdisciplinary project to monitor the impacts of climate change on human health, and track national and global progress to respond.

Download the Discussion Paper for the project here.

Respond to the Online Stakeholder Survey here.

Download the slides from the Stakeholder Workshops here.