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

Health and medical groups call for PM to scale up climate commitments after international negotiations in Glasgow

The George Institute for Global Health and the Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA) have partnered with 35+ health and medical groups in producing an open letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, following the 26th UNFCCC Climate Change Conference (COP26). The letter calls on the Federal Government to scale up international climate commitments to protect the health and wellbeing of Australians and Pacific Island neighbours.

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Expert Panel Discussion on Climate Change and Mental Health

This informative and engaging expert panel discussion explores the links between climate change and mental health, and examines new insights into available solutions, resources and supports. Missed it? You can watch the expert panel discussion here.  

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I'm in Australia. How do I follow #ClimateHealth at COP26?

COP26 is almost here. Australia will have a smaller presence than previous years at the conference, given the difficulty in international travel right now. But we can still watch, learn and get involved in online events.

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Health and medical groups respond to net zero announcement and call for more ambitious action to protect health

Health groups have responded to the Prime Minister’s net zero by 2050 announcement by calling for more ambitious climate action, including a stronger 2030 target.

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Resources

Reports by CAHA

 Real, Urgent & Now: Insights from health professionals on climate and health in Australia By the Climate and Health AllianceSeptember 2021 The purpose of the report is to provide an overview of the insights gained from a national survey of Australian health professionals from diverse disciplines. The survey explored health professionals' engagement...

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...

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...