Welcome to the Climate and Health Alliance
The Climate and Health Alliance is a national charity that is an alliance of organisations and people in the health sector working together to raise awareness about the health risks of climate change and the health benefits of emissions reductions.
CAHA’s members recognise that health care stakeholders have a particular responsibility to the community in advocating for public policy that will promote and protect human health.
We invite interested organisations and individuals from the health sector to join us and for others to support our work by volunteering or making a donation.
The Climate and Health Alliance and Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth are supporting a campaign to encourage all Australians to speak up in defence of children to protect them from dangerous climate change.
“Climate change is the biggest global health threat of the 21st century.” Current Australian and international carbon reduction commitments are nowhere near enough to protect our children, grandchildren and future generations from dangerous climate change.
Please sign the Statement of Commitment to protect the children of today and tomorrow from dangerous climate change.
A new Briefing Paper on the Health Implications of Energy Policy was produced for a Roundtable and Workshop for health leaders held in Canberra in February 2013.
This event was hosted by the Climate and Health Alliance, Public Health Association of Australia, Climate Change Adaptation Research Network – Human Health, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association, and National Rural Health Alliance.
A Joint Statement on the Health Effects of Australia’s Minerals and Energy Policy has since been issued by Roundtable participants, including the hosting groups, and joined by other leading health groups.
This report draws together a large and growing body of evidence from health and medical research showing substantial health benefits linked to measures to cut emissions.
It demonstrates that actions that cut greenhouse gas emissions can improve Australians’ health and could save billions of dollars for health care budgets and save thousands of lives each year.
New Tool for Sustainable Healthcare
Are you part of the Global Green and Health Hospitals Network?
This new tool is available FREE for hospitals and healthcare settings globally.
GGHH has been developed by the Climate and Health Alliance’s international partner, Health Care Without Harm.
This network is built around a framework known as the Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Agenda, a new tool for health care settings around the world to reduce the environmental footprint of the health sector to improve public environmental health and save money.