National strategy campaign and timeline

June 2016

A Discussion Paper: Towards a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being was distributed to healthcare stakeholders for review and comment.

This paper provided a review of the health impacts of climate change in Australia and examines the current national climate change mitigation and adaptation policies, particularly in relation to human health and the health sector.

Finally, the key elements of a National Strategy for Climate, Health and Well-being were outlined.


August 2016

A nine day Climate, Health & Well-being Online Discussion Forum was held to provide health stakeholders with another opportunity to respond to the ideas raised in the Discussion Paper: Towards a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being for Australia, and to share their ideas regarding the key themes and priorities for a future national policy framework.

The forum included:

  • 42 active participants
  • Clinicians
  • Senior health leaders
  • Policy experts
  • Researchers and academics

Click here for a Report from Online Discussion Forum.


September 2016

CAHA released a Preliminary Report of responses to the Discussion Paper via an online survey. This survey also evaluated respondents’ knowledge and awareness regarding the health impacts of climate change, views on current national climate policy, and support for a National Strategy.

Over 98% of respondents supported a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being for Australia!


October 2016

A Health Leaders Roundtable was held in Canberra to enable leaders from major health sector stakeholders to meet with politicians from the federal government, the opposition and the Greens, and to discuss the key elements for a national strategy.

Read the report from the Health Leaders Roundtable here.



May 2017

The Final Consultation Report was released. This detailed findings from the survey accompanying the Discussion Paper, the Online Discussion Forum, and the Health Leaders Roundtable. It echoes the above findings that health professionals and leaders support a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being. It also demonstrates their high level of climate literacy and willingness to provide support to government and political parties in the development and implementation of a national strategy.

You can read the full Final Consultation Report here.