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.
The Climate and Health Alliance has said the new report on heatwaves from Australia’s Climate Council reaffirms the serious and increasing health risks posed to the community by heatwaves.
Heatwave researcher and Climate and Health Alliance President Dr Liz Hanna said failing to commit to internationally credible emissions reductions in Australia was putting the health of Australians at risk. “Acting on climate change is a vital and urgent public health initiative. The more we delay, the more people will die, and die unnecessarily.”
The Climate and Health Alliance has sounded the alarm on the Abbott government’s Direct Action Plan, saying the proposals fail to respond to the clear evidence and advice from climate scientists and health and medical experts on risk.
Now screening: The Human Cost of Power
A new short film, ’The Human Cost of Power’, has just been released by the Climate and Health Alliance and Public Health Association of Australia.
The film features public and environmental health experts, Dr George Crisp, Associate Professor Linda Selvey, Associate Professor Ruth Colaguiri, and Dr Mariann- Lloyd Smith, and explores the health impacts associated with the massive expansion of coal and unconventional gas in Australia.
Click here to see the film on YouTube. For a copy of the film for a screening in your community or workplace, contact CAHA Convenor Fiona Armstrong firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the film, see CAHA’s Human Cost of Power page.
For more information about CAHA’s work on this topic, check out our Healthy Energy Projects page.
This forum brought together health and medical researchers, health and medical professionals, students, environmental educators and community members to discuss the research, policy and advocacy agenda needed in Australia on climate and health.
Participants issued a Joint Statement following the forum expressing their collective concern at the current lack of recognition of the health effects of climate change by governments, businesses and the broader community.
You can read a ‘storified’ report of the Twitter stream from the event here.
A Briefing Paper on the Health Implications of Energy Policy is now available.
This report summarises the latest national Think Tank on sustainability in healthcare, jointly hosted by Climate and Health Alliance and Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association.
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.