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

WA Department of Health joins global green healthcare network

The Pacific region of the Global Green and Healthy Hospitals network (GGHH Pacific) is delighted to welcome the Western Australia Department of Health (WA Health) as an official member of the network.

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Peak health body welcomes Labor commitments to climate and health

Labor’s victory needs to mark a reset for climate policy in Australia, said Fiona Armstrong, Strategic Projects Director for the Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA).

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All sides should back a National Climate Health Strategy: health peak bodies

All sides of politics should back a National Climate and Health Strategy to better protect the health of everyone in Australia, the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) has said.  The call comes as the country’s peak public health body released its assessment of the major parties’ federal election commitments to reduce preventable harm by cutting greenhouse gas emissions and building climate resilience.

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Brisbane Mental Health Forum: How are we coping with climate change?

So how do we cope better, building our own resilience and nurturing hope? We’re bringing together experts, practitioners and people with lived experience to share ways to cope at this Brisbane forum.

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Resources

Reports by CAHA

    Climate Action for a Healthy Future: Health Messages from the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report on Mitigation of Climate Change Report by the Climate and Health AllianceMay 2022 This report summarises the findings relevant to health and wellbeing from the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report. It is a resource for...

Submissions

2022 Submission in Response to Inquiry into the Application of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Australia - June 2022 Submission in Response to the draft Protection of the Environment Operations (Clean Air) Regulation - June 2022 Submission in Response to the proposed Viva Energy Gas Terminal Project - April...

Campaigns

National Strategy for Climate, Health and Well-being

Are you concerned about the health effects of climate change on your community? Over 98% of healthcare stakeholders we surveyed want a national strategy on climate, health and well-being for Australia! The Climate and Health Alliance is coordinating a health sector-led campaign calling on the government to develop a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being for Australia. We are calling...

Projects

Global Green & Healthy Hospitals

Imagine a world where health services and organisations worked together for a more sustainable and healthy future…   The Global Green and Healthy Hospital (GGHH) network is a free, vibrant international community of hospitals, health facilities, health systems and...