Our Climate is Our Health


Integrating health in policy and decision-making for our low carbon world

Thursday 19th November 2015 9am-1pm (followed by CAHA Strategy Session 2-3pm, and AGM 3-4pm) As the 2015 global climate talks in Paris approach, health and medical professionals around the world are mobilising to advocate for policies and action to limit the impacts of climate change on health. The recent Lancet Commission on Health and Climate highlighted that “tackling climate change could be the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century”. A new global campaign Our Climate Our Healthaims to spread that message to health professional and policymakers everywhere. This Seminar in Melbourne on 19th November will bring together health and environment advocates to hear about examples of leadership for action on climate change, what to expect from the Paris talks, and feature an innovative thought experiment on “Imagining 2030 as a healthy, low carbon world”. A final session will outline a pathway to the collaborative development of a national strategy on climate change and health in Australia. Speakers include:
  • Dr Peter Tait, Ecology and Environment, Public Health Assoc Aust
  • Assoc Prof Grant Blashki, Nossal Institute, Melbourne University
  • Kelly O’Shanassy, CEO, Australian Conservation Foundation
  • Erwin Jackson, Deputy CEO, The Climate Institute
  • Pip Carew, Assist. Secretary, Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation (Vic)
  • Terrona Ramsay, CEO, Koowerup Regional Health Service
  • Holly Hammond, Director, Plan to Win
  • Dr Susie Burke, Senior Psychologist, Australian Psychological Society
To register: Eventbrite Download the brochure Enquiries Fiona Armstrong E: fiona.armstrong@caha.org.au M: 0438900005 Presented by Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA) www.caha.org.au