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Health and medical groups call for PM to scale up climate commitments after international negotiations in Glasgow

The George Institute for Global Health and the Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA) have partnered with 35+ health and medical groups in producing an open letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, following the 26th UNFCCC Climate Change Conference (COP26). The letter calls on the Federal Government to scale up international climate commitments to protect the health and wellbeing of Australians and Pacific Island neighbours.

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Expert Panel Discussion on Climate Change and Mental Health

This informative and engaging expert panel discussion explores the links between climate change and mental health, and examines new insights into available solutions, resources and supports.

Missed it? You can watch the expert panel discussion here.

 

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I'm in Australia. How do I follow #ClimateHealth at COP26?

COP26 is almost here. Australia will have a smaller presence than previous years at the conference, given the difficulty in international travel right now. But we can still watch, learn and get involved in online events.

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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 Australiain 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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3 tips for Tweeting about climate and health, from our social media volunteer

Jess Gordon is a Masters of Journalism student with a passion for communicating to diverse audiences about the things she cares about -- geriatric health and wellbeing, workers' rights, and of course, climate change. She is also CAHA's social media volunteer. Jess shares 3 tips for health professionals for being on Twitter.

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Health leaders unite to call for immediate and ambitious national action on climate

Leaders representing over 500,000 Australian healthcare professionals and 298 organisations have today released powerful video messages urging the Federal Government to adopt a zero emissions target by 2050 ahead of the critical UN Climate Summit, known as COP26, in November. 

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Health leaders speak out ahead of the Better Futures Forum

Australian health leaders representing hundreds of thousands of Australians are calling for immediate and ambitious climate action to protect our health.

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An Australian glossary on health and climate change

A shared climate and health language is key for effective cross-disciplinary research and collaboration. See how your vocabulary of key climate and health terminology fits within this recent Australian glossary.

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Peak climate and health body responds to the new IPCC report

The latest report from the IPCC makes it clearer than ever that we are running, not walking, into a planetary scale disaster, said the Climate and Health Alliance Australia, Australia's peak body on climate and health, today.

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Now Open: CANA Small Grants Program Application

Does your organisation need funding for your next community organising project? The Climate Action Network Australia's Small Grants Program is now open for applications.

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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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