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 govt demonstrates leadership in response to Climate Health WA Inquiry: climate and health peak body

Australia’s peak body on climate change and health, the Climate and Health Alliance, has today welcomed the WA government’s in-principle endorsement of the recommendations coming from the Climate Health WA Inquiry.

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New report shows urgent need for National Strategy on Climate Change and Health

A new report stating that “the health of the Australian public is uniquely at risk” from the effects of climate change demonstrates the urgent need for the federal government to adopt a National Strategy on Climate Change, Health and Well-being, says the Climate and Health Alliance, Australia’s peak body on climate change and health.

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Australian health institutions receive global awards for climate leadership

Ambulance Victoria, UnitingCare Queensland and the New South Wales Nurses and Midwives’ Association are among five health institutions across Australia and New Zealand to be awarded for their leadership in climate action in the global 2020 Health Care Climate Challenge.

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Prime Minister must tackle climate change with same urgency as COVID-19: Open Letter from health groups

A coalition of 29 leading health groups today have written to the Prime Minister calling for “the same level of urgency in tackling climate change” as the COVID-19 pandemic and for the Prime Minister to commit to a national climate change response with health and well-being at its core. 

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resources

Submissions

2020 Submission to the House Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy Inquiry into the Climate Change (National Framework for Adaptation and Mitigation) Bill 2020 - November 2020 Submission to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Streamlining Environmental Approvals) Bill - November 2020 Submission to the National Preventive Health...

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...