Full list of CAHA media releases


Sally Spalding
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0401 184 986



8 May | CAHA welcomes Federal Government's active transport fund

29 Apr | Australian Government signs public statement of collaboration with USA and UK to decarbonise healthcare supply chains.

26 Mar | CAHA welcomes stronger fuel efficiency standard, but disappointed by vehicle exclusions

24 Feb | Extreme heat health warnings for babies and pregnant mothers

22 Feb | Urgent funding needed to protect health and save lives in climate crisis

7 Feb | Councils fight back on heat

25 Jan | Cyclone Kirrily

25 Jan | Heat wave warnings across Australia

23 Jan | Heat Adelaide Media Alert


13 Dec | National Health and Climate Strategy must be rapidly implemented to "save lives": peak body

3 Dec | Australia launches first National Health and Climate Strategy at COP28

1 Dec | Pacific health institutions recognised for climate action within the health sector!

15 Nov | "Breathing is life": Australia must clean up its cars to protect people against COPD

5 Oct | Health groups call on the government to improve health outcomes from the transport system

27 Jul | Strategy needs "a whole of government approach" to reducing illness, injury and premature deaths due to climate change

21 Jul | Wellbeing statement doesn't address this century's biggest health burden: climate change

7 Jun | Now open: Consultation on Australia's first National Health and Climate Strategy

31 May | "No safe level of air pollution": Health advocates join calls for a strong Fuel Efficiency Standard

15 May | 2023 Budget Analysis: Clock is ticking for action on health and climate

9 May | Budget 2023: Climate action needs a health focus

19 Apr | Strong fuel efficiency standard is key to unlocking myriad of health benefits

28 Mar | Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand joins Global Green & Healthy Hospitals

27 Mar | Safeguard mechanism improvements are a good first step, but more needed to protect health

10 Mar | Work on the National Health and Climate Strategy kicks off

24 Feb | Traffic emissions may cause over 11,000 deaths a year

12 Jan | Australian health institutions receive global awards for climate action



23 Nov | Climate change affecting people's health here and now, says peak body

25 Oct | A big budget win for the health sector after a decade of climate advocacy

7 Oct | Health minister commits to a low carbon, resilient healthcare system

6 Sep | “Overdue” leadership on climate change and health welcomed by CAHA

5 Sep | Health sector responsible for 7% of Australia’s carbon emissions. The federal government can fix this.

5 Sep | “Climate change is already killing Australians”: Health leaders' call to implement a plan that will save lives

19 Aug | Global Green and Healthy Hospitals welcomes NSW Ministry of Health

12 Aug | New electricity reform a 'win for human health'

30 Jun | Poor ESG reporting in health sector ought to be a 'wake-up call'

25 May | WA Department of Health joins the Global Green & Healthy Hospitals Network

24 May | CAHA welcomes Labor commitments to climate and health

9 May | All sides should back a National Climate Health Strategy: health peak bodies

3 May | Austin Health joins new project to reduce single use plastic

28 Mar | Federal Budget: Health groups call for climate disaster funding

16 Mar | Australians recognise health benefits of climate action, says new poll

7 Mar | For health's sake, we need a plan for future climate disasters: Health leaders

1 Mar | 'More people will die': Government must solve health crisis with urgent climate action this decade, says peak body

19 Jan | Climate and Health Alliance announces new CEO

17 Jan | Major WA hospital in new program to reduce single use plastics



26 Nov | Health and medical groups call for PM to scale up climate commitments after Glasgow

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

23 Sep | WHO clean air guidelines a clarion call for action to protect health

7 Sep | How are health professionals engaging with climate change? Australia's biggest climate-health survey

16 Aug | Health leaders unite to call for immediate and ambitious national action on climate

10 Aug | Peak climate and health body responds to the new IPCC report

17 Jun | Health experts: Government must do more to tackle rising health risk of from bushfire smoke

21 May | Health professionals join school strikers' in calling for end to gas

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

16 Apr | Health sector gets first-ever guide to reach zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

26 Mar | Ambulance Victoria releases new emissions reduction targets, aims for net zero by 2045

5 Mar | WA health groups call for government to act on commitments on climate action to protect health

22 Feb | Five alternative futures for Australia in 2030 show how important today’s decisions are



4 Dec | WA government demonstrates leadership in response to Climate Health WA Inquiry

3 Dec | New report shows urgent need for National Strategy on Climate Change and Health

2 Dec | Australian health institutions receive global awards for climate leadership

16 Nov | PM must tackle climate change with same urgency as COVID-19: open letter from health groups

28 Oct | QLD health groups call for climate action to protect Queenslanders’ health

2 Oct | Health groups call for net zero target in Australia’s health system following UK's NHS net zero announcement

22 Sep | Health groups call for climate to be recognised in National Preventive Health Strategy

4 Sep | Health groups: Senate must block government environment law changes to protect health

27 Aug | Health groups critical of rushed environment laws

21 Aug | Global health network calls for 'health in all policies' approach beyond COVID-19

30 Jun | Eden-Monaro byelection: Liberal candidate climate bushfire claims wrong and self-serving

2 Mar | Second hottest summer on record evidence of climate health emergency

14 Jan | Ongoing hazardous air pollution exposes need for whole-of-government response to protect health

8 Jan | Government response to devastating bushfires must include urgent and real action on climate change



16 Dec | Leading health and medical groups call on governments to respond to public health emergency as NSW air pollution reaches unprecedented levels

10 Dec | Sydney air pollution calls for people to protect their health & politicians to act on climate

14 Nov | New report: The life of every child will now be profoundly affected by climate change

11 Sep | Australian health care sector second highest greenhouse gas emitter per capita, new report finds

8 Aug | Stronger air pollution laws essential for Australian’s health

3 May | Health groups release climate policy scorecard: Coalition earns 0/8

16 Apr | Protect health and save lives: Open letter calls on every federal parliamentary candidate to address climate health emergency

11 Apr | CAHA welcomes the WA Government’s action on climate change and health

2 Apr | Health groups welcome ALP climate-health strategy announcement as an investment in Australia’s health

1 Apr | Without action on climate change – Australia’s health budget is at risk

13 Mar | Health coalition supports School Strike 4 Climate



30 Nov | Phase out of coal and carbon price are key public health measures: research report

29 Oct | Health professionals weigh in on air pollution impact

15 Oct | Health groups welcome support for climate and health strategy

8 Oct | Public health warning: exceeding Paris targets puts hundreds of thousands of lives at risk

19 Feb | Queenslanders to benefit from health plan to combat climate change impacts



14 Nov | Medibank divestment from fossil fuels a win for people's health

31 Oct | Human lives being lost due to inaction on climate: major new international health study

22 Jun | World First: Leading health experts launch a framework for a national climate and health strategy

29 May | Health and medical experts call for national strategy on climate change: new report 

28 Mar | Latrobe Valley to benefit from cleaner air and better health 

27 Feb | Hospitals and health services in Australia and New Zealand recognised as 'Climate Champions' in global awards

20 Jan | Pioneering epidemiologist Professor Tony McMichael leaves an important legacy



30 Nov | New warning system for nature’s biggest killer: Heatwaves

15 Nov | Australian experts called on to help track climate change health crisis

10 Oct | Australia’s health leaders tackle climate change at Parliament

3 Oct | Australians left critically vulnerable to climate change: health experts warn

11 Aug | Anaesthetists cut greenhouse gases

21 Jul | Time for Health Minister to address climate change as a major threat to health

12 Jul | Heatwave deaths linked to human-induced climate change

21 Jun | Major political parties fail to protect Australia from climate change health impacts

17 Jun | Recent poll shows a distinct lack of insight into climate change and health by most political parties

8 Jun | Federal election: Time running out for politicians to explain how they will protect people from worsening health impacts of climate change

3 Jun | Federal election: Health groups call on political parties to make clear their commitment to climate change and health policy

18 May | Australian health groups join global call on G7 nations to phase out coal

28 Apr | Senate Committee Report chronicles deadly risks of coal mining

17 Apr | Investing in Health: New report on the case for fossil fuel divestment 

16 Apr | Mine investigation response drives home importance of phasing out coal

5 Apr | US leadership on climate and health highlights Australia’s failure

28 Mar | Latrobe Valley to benefit from cleaner air and better health

4 Mar | Playing sport in scorching heat puts lives at risk

11 Feb | Statement regarding the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry Health Improvement report

9 Feb | Job cuts at CSIRO will put the health of Australians at risk

3 Feb | Australian experts should be sent to assist with Zika outbreak

28 Jan | Climate change could worsen infectious diseases like Zika: health experts warn

21 Jan | 2015 was the world's hottest year: This is why Australians should worry



16 Dec | Paris recognises climate agreement is a public health agreement

8 Dec | Hot and Bothered: Sweltering nights carry serious health implications

4 Dec | More proof that coal mining is bad for the community

4 Dec | Global survey of national climate and health policies to be presented at Global Climate and Health Summit during COP21

3 Dec | Health professionals in Paris for COP21 – Climate and Health Alliance delegation

3 Dec | Australians warned to be prepared for summer of heatwaves

27 Nov | Thousands of nurses, doctors, and public health professionals take to the streets to demand climate action

18 Nov | Our climate is our health

13 Nov | Greening the Health Sector Think Tank

12 Nov | Australia lagging behind on climate and health policy: global survey

13 Oct | Health groups launch joint campaign to position global health as a key issue in the global climate change negotiations

23 Jun | The Lancet: Landmark new medical research highlights opportunities for better health from strong climate action

16 Jun | Strong targets toward a carbon pollution free Australia – Open Letter

27 May | World Health Organization highlights the invisible killer: air pollution

4 May | Health groups call for tough emissions cuts with no new coal-mines and coal power closure

1 May | Welcome leadership from the scientific and medical community on climate change

16 Apr | Health sector steps up on climate: Announcing 2020 Health Care Climate Challenge

10 Apr | Obama proclamation on climate change and health puts Australia on notice

2 Apr | Health groups call for coal and health inquiry in light of new pollution data

23 Feb | Minerals Council's claims about evidence and air quality misleading

23 Feb | Health leaders call on NSW Premier to ban new coal mines in Hunter

17 Feb | World's public health leaders call for an end to coal



3 Dec | Climate disruption is underway: Australia’s obstruction on policy putting lives at risk

14 Nov | As G20 gets underway, leading health bodies declare Australia’s reliance on coal dangerous for health

3 Nov | Avoiding further global warming can be done cheaply and will improve health

13 Oct | Health care sector explores pathways to low carbon operations

30 Sep | Social networks for green healthcare: collaborating globally for better health and a safe climate

24 Sep | Abbott refusal to attend UN Climate Summit a risk to national interest: health and medical leaders

7 Jul | Senators urged to vote against repeal: a carbon price is good for health

14 May | Federal budget an investment in climate and health damages

14 Apr | Health and wellbeing the winners in the emerging low carbon world 

4 Apr | Health professionals call for climate action after UN climate change report

3 Apr | WA urged to vote for climate and health in Senate election

31 Mar | We’re not yet ready for climate change but it’s here now, and harming our health

11 Mar | Answers needed re: health of smoke affected community in Morwell

6 Mar | Coal mine fire a clear indicator of the dangers of coal

23 Feb | CAHA responds to misleading claims by NSW Minerals Council in relation to Coal and Health report

18 Feb | Failure to act on climate change putting the health of Australians at risk

31 Jan | Health groups sound the alarm on Direct Action Plan



15 Nov | Climate change to cause significant loss of life: health research and policy forum

13 Nov | Australian film to carry climate message to Europe, while Government refuses to attend climate talks

30 Sep | IPCC climate science report confirms Australia cannot afford to delay: health experts

18 Sep | Coal and gas harming health and driving climate change: health experts

29 Aug | Health sector thinking green and global for better health

29 Aug | RET, adaptation research and Clean Air Act glimmers of hope in 'climate-lite' campaign

12 Aug | Greens a clear choice on climate change and health

5 Aug | Health groups put climate first in election poll

29 Jun | Health groups in Australia support global action to end the age of coal

16 Apr | Coal production putting lives at risk

4 Mar | Lives increasingly at risk from 'angry climate'

13 Feb | Health groups call for urgent action to address health risks from coal and coal seam gas

12 Feb | Health groups to discuss harm to health from coal, CSG

14 Jan | Health bodies warn that heatwaves put health at risk



3 Dec | Health is the most important motivation for climate action

29 Oct | New coal and health report welcomed

5 Oct | Major health threat overlooked in national medical research review

28 Sep | Inaction on climate change now a leading cause of deaths globally

22 Aug | New sustainable healthcare network launched in Australia

14 Aug | Billions in health benefits from targeted climate action

18 Jun | Environmental groups welcome ACMA finding against 2GB over climate science

28 May | Fossil fuel subsidies are harming our health

20 Mar | Energy policy in need of intensive care

15 Feb | Climate action is good for health: Health experts forum at Melbourne festival

24 Jan | Wind power a safe and healthy alternative to fossil fuels



30 Nov | Action on climate will be good for health

29 Nov | Health must be at the heart of climate talks

28 Nov | Murray Darling draft plan fails to protect health

1 Sep | Expansion of coal must stop, health groups say

29 Aug | Health groups call on Baillieu to stick to emissions target

23 Aug | Health groups prescribe science-based approach to water for the Murray

25 Jul | Abbott is wrong: the carbon price is a public health measure

22 Jul | Baillieu is wrong: the carbon price is good for health

11 Jul | Carbon package a good start but more needed

4 Jul | Health the victim of carbon price fuel exemption

27 Jun | Health groups join call for healthy Murray-Darling

9 Jun | New study shows rising health penalty from climate change

2 May | Carbon price revenue should support health, not polluters

18 Mar | Carbon price must rule out coal

17 Feb | Health groups warn of public health risk from low carbon price



22 Nov | PC study into climate policy must also consider health costs

15 Sep | Healthy benefits from strong action on climate

19 Aug | Guide to boost climate literacy welcomed – clearly needed in Canberra

11 Aug | Health debate fails to address major health threat: climate change

10 Aug | Alliance supports climate and health taskforce proposal

4 Aug | A new prescription needed for a safe climate

4 Aug | Inaugural meeting of the Climate and Health Alliance