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

Friday 31 August 2018


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.

The H-CAP is one of eight sector-led adaptation plans in the Queensland Climate Adaptation Strategy (Q-CAS).

Climate change presents a number of risks, as well as opportunities for the health and wellbeing of Queenslanders. The H-CAP aims to address these risks and harness these opportunities.

The H-CAP is a high-level, sector-led, collaborative, strategic roadmap for climate change adaptation for the healthcare, aged care and early childhood education and care sectors. It presents high-level priority adaptation measures developed by stakeholders.

The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) and the Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA) led the development of the H-CAP, through extensive stakeholder engagement and consultation across Queensland.

Healthcare, aged care and early childhood and education care providers and experts in Queensland participated in the development of this plan.

The Queensland Department of Environment and Science funded the development of the H-CAP.

The Qld Health Climate Adaptation Plan is an important step along the road to a National Strategy on Climate, Health, and Well-being for Australia. 

There is still much more to do however to secure a comprehensive response to address the health impacts of climate change.

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