Health experts call for national strategy on climate change

A new report released today following an extensive national consultation with health and medical groups stakeholders has revealed deep concerns about federal government inaction on climate change. There is overwhelming support for national action to promote health and welfare of all Australians in the face of increased climate risks. This report details the outcomes from consultation […]

Reliance on coal dangerous for health

Prominent health organisations from across Australia today condemned Australia’s reliance on coal citing a growing and significant body of research documenting severe health effects. “It is clear, in this day and age, that we should be phasing out coal. It is highly polluting and is causing disastrous health impacts in communities across Australia. As health […]

Social networks for green healthcare: collaborating globally for better health and safer climate

An innovative online collaboration between healthcare services on six continents is aiming to drive the low carbon transformation in healthcare. Online social networks are key to overcoming global challenges, like climate change, the Climate Adaptation 2014 Conference at the Gold Coast heard last week. A global network of hospitals and healthcare settings has launched an innovative […]

Abbott refusal to attend UN Climate Summit risk to national interest: health leaders

Australian health and medical leaders attending the UN Climate Summit in New York have criticised the Prime Minister Tony Abbott for refusing to attend the meeting, at which UN Secretary General is calling on political leaders of the world to “prioritise their resources and their political energy” on climate. Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA) President […]

Federal Budget an investment in climate and health damage

The first federal budget from the Abbott government has failed to set a course for a healthy prosperous and sustainable future, the Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA) said today. While the federal Treasurer Joe Hockey has claimed all Australians have to do some ‘heavy lifting’ to get the budget back into surplus, CAHA is alarmed […]

Health groups sound alarm on climate Direct Action

Health groups that are part of the national alliance advocating for action on climate change to protect health have 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. “The Direct Action Plan […]

Australian film attends climate summit

While the Australian government has refused to send a Minister to the global climate talks this month, an Australian film on climate, energy and health will feature in a session at the Global Climate and Health Summit being held in parallel with the United Nations global climate talks in Warsaw in November. The Human Cost […]

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