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 and medical groups respond to net zero announcement and call for more ambitious action to protect health

Health groups have responded to the Prime Minister’s net zero by 2050 announcement by calling for more ambitious climate action, including a stronger 2030 target.

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

Health advocates have called for the immediate adoption of new World Health Organization (WHO) clean air guidelines by every federal, state and territory, and local government in Australia, pointing to thousands of lives and billions of dollars in health costs that could be gained through cleaner air.

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Australia's largest Climate and Health Survey: Expert Panel Webinar

We are delighted to present the results of Australia's largest Climate and Health survey, Real, Urgent and Now: Insights from health professionals on climate and health in Australia, in today's expert panel webinar.

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Australia’s health services impacted by climate change: Largest ever national survey on climate and health

Seven in 10 health professionals say climate change is impacting public health in Australia, and 86% said they want to see immediate action on climate change, according to a new report out today by the Climate and Health Alliance, Real, Urgent and Now: Insights from health professionals on climate and health in Australia.

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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...

Reports by Partners

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