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FAQ Brief re IPCC 1.5 degrees report

Climate change is already having significant impacts on people's health in Australia and around the world. Limiting warming to 1.5°C would significantly reduce the frequency and severity of climate change impacts compared to a 2°C or higher temperature rise. The latest research on limiting climate change tells us that warming can be held to 1.5°C, or close to it. However, it requires significant global action to be taken very quickly.

 

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IUHPE World Health Promotion Conference

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CAHA is pleased to promote the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) World Health Promotion Conference in Rotorua, New Zealand, in April 2019. Held every three years, the conference attracts several thousand delegates. The theme for the 2019 event is WAIORA: Promoting Planetary Health and Sustainable Development for All.

For more information and to register your interest, visit the IUHPE website now. 

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Watch the 2018 Climate and Health Symposium Online

On September 21st 2018 we gathered at the Climate and Health Symposium in Melbourne to discuss the question: "Climate change is a health issue. What will it take to get action to respond?"  If you weren't able to attend the Symposium, watch the full event online. Hear the insights, knowledge and ideas shared at this event, and build a stronger understanding of current initiatives and opportunities for collaboration to inspire accelerated action to tackle this threat. 

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Health impacts key focus of new Qld climate plan

ABC News: "Killer heatwaves and disease outbreaks are key threats to Queenslanders from climate change, according to a State Government-funded plan calling for tobacco-style taxes on carbon polluters." 

This article covers the release of the Human Health and Wellbeing Climate Adaptation Plan for Qld developed by the Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA) and National Centre for Climate Adaptation Research (NCCARF).

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Human Health and Wellbeing Climate Change Adaptation Plan (H-CAP) for Queensland

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The Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA), together with National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF), developed this Plan - launched in Brisbane by Qld Health Minister on 11th September.

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2018 Climate and Health Symposium

"Climate change is a health issue - what will it take to get action to respond?

The Climate and Health Alliance is pleased to host this important Symposium designed to facilitate discussions and inspire accelerated action to tackle this threat.

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Health Promotion Symposium 2018: Better Practice Better Placed

BETTER PRACTICE | BETTER PLACED 

- Health Promotion Symposium 2018

- Organised by the Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA)

- Old Parliament House in Canberra

- 23-24 August 2018

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Queenslanders to benefit from health plan to combat climate change impacts

The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) and the Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA) are working to develop a Human Health and Wellbeing Climate Adaptation Plan for Queensland (H-CAP).

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New report - Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change

The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change provides an independent assess­ment of the health effects of climate change, the implementation of the Paris Agreement, and the health implications of these actions.

 

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CAHA scoops 2017 Public Health Awards!

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The Climate and Health Alliance scooped the awards at Public Health Association of Australia 2017, with four out of the seven awards going to people involved with CAHA. 

 

 

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ALP announces intention to develop national Climate, Health, and Well-being Strategy

The Australian Labor Party has announced that, in government, it would develop a National Climate, Health, and Well-being Plan, based on the Strategy developed by the Climate and Health Alliance and Our Climate Our Health supporters.

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Framework for a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being for Australia

In a world first initiative, a coalition of leading health experts and organisations, along with federal parliamentarians, has launched a Framework for a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being for Australia

 

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Al Gore Address to Ecocity Summit 2017

Al Gore recently mentioned the national #climatehealthstrategy being led by CAHA in his address to the Ecocity Summit held in Melbourne on July 13th 2017. 

Read his full speech here.

 

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Final Consultation Report release

In the lead up to the launch of the Framework for a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being for Australia, the Climate and Health Alliance have released the Final Consultation Report: National Consultation Regarding a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being for Australia to detail the extensive consultation which informed the Framework’s development. 

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New Report: Impacts of Climate Change on Mental Health

The American Psychological Association, Climate for Health, and ecoAmerica highlight the mental health consequences of climate change in their March 2017 report, "Mental Health and Our Changing Climate: Impacts, Implications, and Guidance". 

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CAHA Submission to the Review of Australia’s Climate Change Policies

CAHA has made a submission to the Review of Australia's Climate Change Policies which is being led by the Department of Environment and Energy. 

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Workshop: Advocacy and Organising on Climate Change and Health

This Workshop provides an exciting opportunity for health professionals to learn strategic campaigning and organising skills to support their advocacy for action on climate change.

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Premier's Sustainability Awards Entries

Victoria’s health sustainability leaders are being urged to enter this year’s Premier’s Sustainability Awards and share their insights with people, organisations and companies across the state.

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Registration open for Healthcare Environmental Sustainability Forum

The two-day forum is an opportunity for people from diverse health backgrounds to learn, network and collaborate, and ultimately to further our environmental sustainability in healthcare work.

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