As part of the ALP Climate Policy Package, Shadow Minister for Climate Change Mark Butler and Shadow Minister for Health Catherine King announced the ALP commitment that a Shorten Labor Government will develop Australia’s first National Strategy on Climate Change and Health.
Fiona Armstrong, Executive Director of the Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA), said: “The announcement of Labor’s commitment to develop Australia’s first National Strategy on Climate Change and Health is very welcome and is the result of years of work by health and medical institutions and organisations to guide policy development on this issue."
Read CAHA's media release responding to this announcement here.
Read more about the commitment from the Australian Labor Party here.
Mark Butler and Catherine King first announced in 2017 that, in government, the Australian Labor Party would develop a National Climate, Health, and Well-being Plan, based on the Strategy developed by the Climate and Health Alliance and Our Climate Our Health supporters.
Check out their commitment in this video:
Since then, CAHA has continued to work with parliamentarians and policy makers at the federal, state and government levels, to adopt this policy to protect and promote health and well-being.
We encourage all members of (and candidates for) parliament - both state and federal - to pledge their commitment to a National Strategy.
You can help support this national climate-health strategy by meeting with your MP! To learn more visit: http://www.ourclimate-ourhealth.org.au/petition .
Encourage your local MP to sign a personal pledge to support the development of the National Strategy - available here.