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

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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It's an EPIC time to create a wave of change: Reducing single use plastics in healthcare

Austin Health is the second Australian health service to join an innovative pilot project aiming to reduce single-use plastics from healthcare going into landfill and the ocean, in a bid to tackle the sector’s significant contribution to plastic waste. King Edward Memorial Hospital in Western Australia is also taking part.

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LIVE NOW: Our federal election scorecard on climate & health

Which parties pass the health check? Find out with CAHA's 2022 election scorecard! 

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Federal Budget: Health groups call for climate disaster funding

Leading health groups are calling on the federal government for significant investments in the next federal budget to tackle the health impacts of climate disasters.

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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 the proposed Viva Energy Gas Terminal Project - April 2022 Submission in Response to Western Australia Discussion Paper - March 2022 Submission in Response to Victorian EPA Draft Guidelines for Managing Green House Gas Emissions - February 2022 Submission to Federal Budget: Recommendations for a health-led economic recovery...

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...