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

Eden-Monaro: Liberal candidate climate bushfire claims wrong and seem self-serving

Climate and Health Alliance expert adviser Dr Liz Hanna has dismissed the Liberal candidate for Eden-Monaro Fiona Kotvojs's claims that governments cannot address heat as a cause of bushfires as wrong and potentially self-serving. Ms Kotvojs's claims were made in a submission to the Bushfire Royal Commission.

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Fiona on COVID-19 & climate on ABC TV Weekend Breakfast

“If we are destroying the natural environment, we’re destroying the foundations for human health and well-being.” Our Executive Director Fiona Armstrong spoke about the connections between COVID-19 and the climate and environmental crises with ABC TV Weekend Breakfast over the weekend.

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Second hottest summer on record evidence of climate health emergency

The release of the Bureau of Meteorology's Australia in summer 2019–20 report confirming that last summer was the second hottest on record is growing evidence of the health emergency of climate change, Climate and Health Alliance Executive Director Fiona Armstrong said.

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Messages from Antarctica: Dr Ying Zhang

CAHA board member A/Prof Ying Zhang has returned from the largest-ever female expedition to Antarctica, as a Homeward Bound Fellow. Here are the messages from the Antarctic.  

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resources

Submissions

2019 Submission on the proposed variation to the ambient air quality measure standards for ozone (O3), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and sulfur dioxide (SO2) - August 2019 Expert Position Statement on health-based standards for Australian regulated thresholds of nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide and ozone in ambient air - August 2019 2018 Submission to...

External Reports

View the latest reports from around the world on climate and health research. The carbon footprint of Australian health care This research finds the carbon footprint attributed to health care was 7% of Australia's total; with hospitals and pharmaceuticals the major contributors. They quantified Australian carbon footprint attributed to health...

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...

Protecting our Children

The Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA) and Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) are supporting a campaign to encourage all Australians to speak up in defence of children to protect them from dangerous climate change. “Climate change is the biggest global health threat of the 21st century.” Current Australian and international carbon reduction commitments are nowhere near enough to protect our...

Projects

Global Green and Healthy Hospitals

Imagine a world where health services and organisations worked together for a more sustainable health care future… Welcome to the Global Green and Healthy Hospitals (GGHH) Network  The GGHH network is a vibrant international community of...

Coal and Health in the Hunter

Coal and Health in the Hunter: Lessons from one valley for the world Once an unquestioned source of economic prosperity, the damage caused by coal to people’s health, natural capital and the global climate has led to closer scrutiny...