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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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Australian health institutions receive global awards for climate leadership

Ambulance Victoria, UnitingCare Queensland and the New South Wales Nurses and Midwives’ Association are among five health institutions across Australia and New Zealand to be awarded for their leadership in climate action in the global 2020 Health Care Climate Challenge.

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Prime Minister must tackle climate change with same urgency as COVID-19: Open Letter from health groups

A coalition of 29 leading health groups today have written to the Prime Minister calling for “the same level of urgency in tackling climate change” as the COVID-19 pandemic and for the Prime Minister to commit to a national climate change response with health and well-being at its core. 

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How do you cope with the mental health challenge of climate change?

CAHA is proud to be supporting Deakin University, Monash University and the ABC in addressing this critical evidence gap. We have teamed up to study the mental health impacts of climate change among Australians through a national survey.

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Queensland health groups call for climate action to protect Queenslanders’ health

Health groups are calling on Queensland Election Candidates to commit to urgent action on climate change to protect Queenslanders’ health and well-being ahead of this Saturday’s State Election.

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Webinar series: Climate Risk Governance for Health Sector Boards

CAHA is pleased to be hosting a Webinar series with leading climate risk specialists Sarah Barker and Charlotte Turner from law firm Minter Ellison on Climate risk and governance as it relates to the strategy and oversight obligations of health sector boards
There are two Webinars in the series being held in November:
  1. Managing upwards – what matters to your board on climate change risk? (This session took place on Wednesday 4th November)
  2. Fiduciary duties in a changing climate – climate change risk governance obligations for health sector directors (***Limited registrations available)
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