Queenslanders to benefit from health plan to combat climate change impacts
Monday 19 February 2018
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).
This project is funded by the Queensland Government Department of Environment and Science (DES) and is the latest in a series of climate adaptation plans in development for various sectors in the state.
Relevant stakeholders (in healthcare, aged care, early childhood, public health and wellbeing) based in Qld are invited to be involved in the consultation for the plan. Consultation will include face-to-face workshops in Toowoomba (6th March), Brisbane (8th March), and Cairns (9th March).
A Discussion Paper introduces the wide range of impacts climate change is having on the health and wellbeing of the community, including heat stress and the impacts of extreme weather. It highlights the need for services and organisations to develop plans and strategies to adapt.
Stakeholders are invited to provide their ideas on the challenges, opportunities and the barriers to action via an online survey, available here.