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

Apply Now: CAHA is hiring Policy and Advocacy Manager

CAHA is currently hiring a Policy and Advocacy Manager, who will help lead the development and implementation of advocacy initiatives to advance CAHA’s policy agenda on climate change and health.

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Greening the Healthcare Sector Forum 2021 - Save the Date!

CAHA, in partnership with UnitingCare Queensland, are thrilled to announce the 2021 Greening the Healthcare Sector Forum will take place on 30 November!

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Climate Impact Checkup: A carbon footprint tool for healthcare now available

Climate Impact Checkup is a unique tool developed for any health care facility in the world to calculate and track their greenhouse gas emissions.  

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New guide for primary care on declaring a climate emergency

Is your organisation interested in declaring a climate emergency? What does declaring a climate emergency mean?

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Resources

Submissions

2021 Submission to Inquiry of Health Impacts of Air Pollution in Victoria - April 2021 Submission to in response to the Draft NSW Clean Air Strategy - April 2021 Submission in response to Draft National Preventive Health Strategy - April 2021 Submission to the Australian Government Feedback on the Gas Led Recovery Plan - February...

Reports by Partners

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 & 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...

Healthy, Regenerative & Just: Our vision for a better future