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

Our 2020-21 Annual Report is here

Another great year for CAHA - with the alliance continuing to shine brightly in 2021! See a snapshot summary of our achievements, team and more in our most recent annual report here.

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New report: Ten years of impact from the Climate and Health Alliance

The Climate and Health Alliance turned ten years old in 2020. We have produced this report as a record of our first ten years of achievement and impact.

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Healthy minds, healthy climate webinar

On Tuesday 16th November, the interactive “Healthy minds, healthy climate” webinar took place, providing participants with the space to share their feelings about the climate crisis, particularly in the wake of COP26, and to learn ways to cultivate hope and resilience moving forward.

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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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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...

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...