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 professionals join school strikers' in calling for end to gas

Health professionals across Australia will join students and young people at the nationally coordinated School Strike for Climate today, which calls for an end to publicly funded gas projects in Australia.

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New guide to help health professionals talk about climate change and health

We are delighted to launch our new guide, Real, Urgent and Now: Communicating the Health Impacts of Climate Change, a communication guide to empower health professionals to talk publicly about climate change and health.

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Health and medical groups in call for Prime Minister to scale up climate action to avoid escalating health threats

HESTA Super Fund, the Australian Medical Association (AMA), and 59 other health groups have signed an open letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, calling on the federal government to scale up emissions reduction strategies to prevent premature deaths and declining health outcomes associated with climate change.

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Submission in response to the Draft National Preventive Health Strategy

The Climate and Health Alliance has published a submission in response to the Draft National Preventive Health Strategy.

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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...

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