The Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA) welcomes the release of the consultation on Australia's first National Health and Climate Strategy.
CAHA Founder and Strategic Projects Director, Fiona Armstrong said, "This is a huge milestone for climate and health policy in Australia. As Australia's peak body on climate and health, CAHA has advocated for such a strategy for over a decade.
"Climate change is the biggest health threat of the 21st century. We must get this Strategy right to protect the health and wellbeing of all people in Australia.
"CAHA is completing a comprehensive analysis of the Strategy and will assist our vast network of members and health stakeholders to respond with appropriate feedback.
The consultation closes on 24 July 2023.
After committing to a national climate-health strategy during the 2022 election campaign, the federal government announced funding for its development in October 2022.
Earlier this year, the Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care, Ged Kearney MP, and the Assistant Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Senator Jenny McAllister, began the first round of consultations of the strategy through targeted stakeholder roundtables in NSW, Victoria, WA and the ACT.
Consultation workshops are ongoing, with the next ones in Queensland on Friday 9 June and Victoria on Friday 16 June.
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Fiona Armstrong, CAHA Founder and Strategic Projects Director
Healthy, Regenerative and Just: a framework for a national strategy on climate, health and wellbeing, by the Climate and Health Alliance and endorsed by 70+ Australian health and medical organisations