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All sides should back a National Climate Health Strategy: health peak bodies

All sides of politics should back a National Climate and Health Strategy to better protect the health of everyone in Australia, the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) has said. 

The call comes as the country’s peak public health body released its assessment of the major parties’ federal election commitments to reduce preventable harm by cutting greenhouse gas emissions and building climate resilience.

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It's an EPIC time to create a wave of change: Reducing single use plastics in healthcare

Austin Health is the second Australian health service to join an innovative pilot project aiming to reduce single-use plastics from healthcare going into landfill and the ocean, in a bid to tackle the sector’s significant contribution to plastic waste. King Edward Memorial Hospital in Western Australia is also taking part.

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LIVE NOW: Our federal election scorecard on climate & health

Which parties pass the health check? Find out with CAHA's 2022 election scorecard! 

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Federal Budget: Health groups call for climate disaster funding

Leading health groups are calling on the federal government for significant investments in the next federal budget to tackle the health impacts of climate disasters.

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Australians recognise health benefits of climate action, says new poll

The Climate and Health Alliance is calling on the federal government to commit to a national climate-health plan, after a poll released today shows that 65% of Australian voters believe climate action will lead to personal health benefits.

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For health’s sake, we need a plan for future climate disasters: Health leaders

With unprecedented flooding across Queensland and NSW, health leaders are calling for an urgent implementation of a national climate-health plan to deal with more frequent and extreme climate disasters.

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“More people will die”: Government must solve health crisis with urgent climate action this decade, says peak body

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report confirms that urgent climate action is crucial to save Australian lives, said the Climate and Health Alliance today, in response to the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report (AR6).

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Meet the 2021 Health Care Climate Champions

The Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Network is honored to recognize over 50 institutions who are the 2021 Climate Champions of the Health Care Climate Challenge.

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Climate Change and Australia's Healthcare Systems

The Climate and Health Alliance has worked with partners at Monash University and the University of Melbourne to develop a report for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians on Climate Change and Australia's Healthcare Systems.

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Climate and Health Alliance announces new CEO

National peak body, Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA) announced today the appointment of Roland Sapsford as its new Chief Executive Officer. He takes over from Founder and current Executive Director, Fiona Armstrong.

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It's an EPIC time to create a wave of change: Reducing single-use plastics in healthcare

King Edward Memorial Hospital is participating in a pilot project aiming to reduce single-use plastics from healthcare going into landfill and the ocean, in a bid to tackle the sector’s significant contribution to plastic waste.

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Our 2020-21 Annual Report is here

Another great year for CAHA - with the alliance continuing to shine brightly in 2021! See a snapshot summary of our achievements, team and more in our most recent annual report here.

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New report: Ten years of impact from the Climate and Health Alliance

The Climate and Health Alliance turned ten years old in 2020. We have produced this report as a record of our first ten years of achievement and impact.

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Healthy minds, healthy climate webinar

On Tuesday 16th November, the interactive “Healthy minds, healthy climate” webinar took place, providing participants with the space to share their feelings about the climate crisis, particularly in the wake of COP26, and to learn ways to cultivate hope and resilience moving forward.

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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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