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.

LATEST NEWS

Senators urged to vote against repeal: a carbon price is good for health

As the new Senate meets to vote on the federal government’s proposed repeal of the carbon price legislation, health and medical groups have joined dozens of civil society organisations in condemning the move, saying a price on carbon is a “health protection measure”.

President of the Climate and Health Alliance, Dr Liz Hanna, said health and medical groups were united in their opposition to the carbon price repeal, saying climate change is having profoundly negative health impacts and a carbon price is a vital measure to limit the harm to health from climate change and drive the shift to cleaner renewable energy.

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Federal budget an investment in climate and health damages 

The first federal budget from the Abbott government fails to set a course for a healthy prosperous and sustainable future, the Climate and Health Alliance says.

CAHA has voiced its alarm at the removal of important policies with health, social and environmental benefits in the 2014 federal budget, while corporate subsidies for polluting industries are retained or expanded.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Webinar: Introduction to the Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Network

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 10:00 am
Australia Eastern Standard Time (Sydney, GMT+10:00)

This Webinar will provide an introduction to the rapidly growing initiative that is the Global Green and Healthy Hospitals (GGHH) network.

GGHH Global Community Manager Nick Thorp will discuss:

  • Opportunities to improve sustainability in healthcare
  • Introduction to GGHH
  • What GGHH can offer for your hospital or health organisation
  • A global communications platform: GGHH Connect
  • How to join GGHH

Register here

 

Greening the Healthcare Sector Think Tank 2014

Hosted by Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) and Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA)

Event Title: ‘The Health Sector as a Leader in Low Carbon Transformation’
When:  Tuesday 14th October 2014
Where: Mater Hospital, South Brisbane

Featuring case studies and experts on the following themes

  • Building healthy and sustainable healthcare infrastructure
  • Waste not – the transformation of disposal in healthcare
  • Lessons from abroad – sustainable healthcare internationally
  • Building a  national and global community for healthy, sustainable healthcare

If you are looking for tools and resources to support sustainability initiatives and want to know how to succeed through collaboration with others – look no further!

To register your interest in attending, please email convenor@caha.org.au or sign up to the mailing list for updates

 

NEW SHORT FILM

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 explores the health and climate 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 convenor@caha.org.au.

RECENT REPORTS

Climate and Health: The Research, Policy & Advocacy Agenda

This report was produced following CAHA’s 2013 national forum to discuss the research, policy and advocacy agenda necessary to protect health from climate change in Australia, and around the world.

Health Implications of Energy Policy

A Briefing Paper on the Health Implications of Energy Policy is now available.

Our Uncashed Dividend: The Health Benefits of Climate Action

The Climate and Health Alliance and The Climate Institute  joint report: Our Uncashed Dividend“ outlines the evidence on the health benefits of climate action.

Greening the Healthcare Sector 2013 Think Tank Report 

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.

RESOURCES

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.

For more information, see www.greenhospitals.net or contact CAHA at info@caha.org.au