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

Submission in response to the Draft National Preventive Health Strategy

The Climate and Health Alliance just published a submission in response to the Draft National Preventive Health Strategy.  CAHA acknowledged that the draft Strategy is an improvement on the earlier iterations which contained no reference to climate change at all. However, the main pathway to addressing it appears to be via a proposed national environmental health strategy, which is to be developed by 2030.  2030 is far too long to wait to act on what is a current, escalating threat of human health and wellbeing, which risks massive ecosystem and societal collapse in the latter part of this century.

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We took climate and health to Parliament House!

On March 16, we took 30+ health leaders to Parliament House to share our common concern about the health emergency of climate change, and the need for urgent action.

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Global Road Map for Healthcare Decarbonisation: Pacfic region launch webinar

We invite you to join us for the Pacific region launch of the groundbreaking Global Road Map for Healthcare Decarbonisation: A navigational tool for achieving zero emissions with climate resilience and health equity, developed by Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) in collaboration with Arup.  

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Media release: Ambulance Victoria releases new emissions reduction targets, aims for net zero by 2045

Ambulance Victoria (AV) has today announced new steps for becoming a sustainable ambulance service, including reaching net zero emissions five years earlier than planned and increased emissions reduction targets for 2025 and 2030.

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resources

Submissions

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 2021 Submission to Federal Budget: Pre-Budget Submission 2021 - 2022: Recommendations for a health-led post COVID-19 economic recovery - January 2021 2020 Submission to the House Standing...

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 & 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