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Apply Now: CAHA is hiring Policy and Advocacy Manager

CAHA is currently hiring a Policy and Advocacy Manager, who will help lead the development and implementation of advocacy initiatives to advance CAHA’s policy agenda on climate change and health.

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Greening the Healthcare Sector Forum 2021 - Save the Date!

CAHA, in partnership with UnitingCare Queensland, are thrilled to announce the 2021 Greening the Healthcare Sector Forum will take place on 30 November!

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Climate Impact Checkup: A carbon footprint tool for healthcare now available

Climate Impact Checkup is a unique tool developed for any health care facility in the world to calculate and track their greenhouse gas emissions.

 

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New guide for primary care on declaring a climate emergency

Is your organisation interested in declaring a climate emergency? What does declaring a climate emergency mean?

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Better Futures Forum

We invite you to join us for the Better Futures Forum happening on 17-19 August, 2021. The event is an initiative of Better Futures Australia, which aims to drive nationwide climate action. You can interact with and be inspired by climate champions across all corners of society and the economy, hear about actions they are taking, and learn how we can work together to create better futures for us all.

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Health experts: Governments must do more to tackle rising health risk from bushfire smoke

Australia will face recurring episodes of widespread bushfire smoke and its associated negative health impacts unless governments tackle climate change and support communities and health systems to respond, according to an international report released today by the Global Climate and Health Alliance.

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

Health professionals across Australia will join students and young people at the nationally coordinated School Strike for Climate today, which calls for an end to publicly funded gas projects in Australia.

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New guide for health professionals: How to talk about climate change and health

We are delighted to launch our new guide, Real, Urgent and Now: Communicating the Health Impacts of Climate Change, a communication guide to empower health professionals to talk publicly about climate change and health.

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

HESTA Super Fund, the Australian Medical Association, and 59 other health groups have signed an open letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, calling on the federal government to scale up emissions reduction strategies to prevent premature deaths and declining health outcomes associated with climate change.

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Submission in response to the Draft National Preventive Health Strategy

The Climate and Health Alliance has published a submission in response to the Draft National Preventive Health Strategy.

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

The first ever road map to guide the health sector to zero greenhouse gas emissions has been launched in Australia by the Climate and Health Alliance and Global Green and Healthy Hospitals (Pacific Region).

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You're invited! Pacific Region Launch of the 'Global Road Map for Healthcare Decarbonisation'

We invite you to join us for the Pacific region launch of the groundbreaking Global Road Map for Healthcare Decarbonisation: A navigational tool for achieving zero emissions with climate resilience and health equity, developed by Health Care Without Harm in collaboration with Arup.

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

Ambulance Victoria (AV) has today announced new steps for becoming a sustainable ambulance service, including reaching net zero emissions five years earlier than planned and increased emissions reduction targets for 2025 and 2030.

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We took climate and health to Parliament House!

On March 16, we took 30+ health leaders to Parliament House to share our common concern about the health emergency of climate change, and the need for urgent action.

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Watch the highlights! Launch of the our 2030 Future Scenarios at Fitzroy Town Hall

On Monday 22 February, CAHA ran Rewrite the Future: Possible Alternative Futures for Australia in 2030, a panel event as part of the National Sustainable Living Festival.

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

Australia’s top health and social justice organisations are calling on the West Australian Government to follow through on its prior commitments to climate action and urgently take steps to protect the community from worsening climate extremes ahead of next week’s election.

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CAHA's Annual Report 2019/20 is out

We're delighted to share our latest Annual Report. CAHA reached a significant milestone in 2020: 10 years of action! Check out our latest annual report for an insight into what our work entails.

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

The Climate and Health Alliance has released its latest report, Australia in 2030, outlining five narrative scenarios describing possible alternative futures.

 

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WA govt demonstrates leadership in response to Climate Health WA Inquiry: climate and health peak body

Australia’s peak body on climate change and health, the Climate and Health Alliance, has today welcomed the WA government’s in-principle endorsement of the recommendations coming from the Climate Health WA Inquiry.

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

A new report stating that “the health of the Australian public is uniquely at risk” from the effects of climate change demonstrates the urgent need for the federal government to adopt a National Strategy on Climate Change, Health and Well-being, says the Climate and Health Alliance, Australia’s peak body on climate change and health.

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