‘As the temperatures rise, so will we’

  The connection between climate change and health fires up student nurses and midwives. Two Sydney-based nursing students, Natalie Murray and Sarah Cheer, organised a contingent from the University of Notre Dame to 
attend School Strike 4 Climate and 
won the backing of the university in the process. “We have been going class to class […]

Workshop: Advocacy and campaigning on climate change and health

Do you want to build skills to lead action on climate change? Free workshop for health professionals – Sydney – 26 September 2016. The Climate and Health Alliance, the New South Wales Nurses and Midwives Association and World Wide Fund For Nature have come together to develop a program to develop skills and confidence among health […]

Climate and health campaign and survey

The Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA) has published a  Discussion paper on the proposal for a national strategy on climate, health and wellbeing and there is an accompanying survey. This survey is a one-off link, so if you want to review the questions before filling it in, look at the Appendix on p21 of the discussion paper. […]

EOI: Members for Climate Change Action Reference Group

The NSWNMA is seeking expressions of interest from enthusiastic members to join our Climate Change Action Reference Group (CCARG).  The Association needs the support and advice of members who are climate activists. We have committed to working with Fiona Armstrong, Executive Director of the Climate & Health Alliance (CAHA), in regard to promoting the National Strategy for […]

Major parties fail to protect Australia from climate change health impacts

Most political parties in Australia do not have a clear commitment to tackling the risks of climate change on health and wellbeing, recent polling and policy analysis shows. The Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA) has today released a scorecard rating the policies of Australia’s main political parties on climate change and health. The results show […]

How will politicians protect us from health impacts of climate change?

Doctors, nurses and allied health professionals are among the health professionals demanding all political parties explain how they plan to protect the health and well-being of all Australians under worsening climate change. Their responses will be compared on a scorecard that will be distributed to thousands of voting health professionals across Australia. Surveys from the […]

The case for health to divest from fossil fuels

The Climate and Health Alliance and Doctors for the Environment Australia have launched a new joint report: Investing in Health, on the case for the health sector to divest from fossil fuels. The report is available here. Written by Dr Nick Watts, the lead author of the landmark Health and Climate Commission published by The Lancet […]

New trade agreement could cause further climate damage

Public Services International (PSI) comments on the newly released TiSA text that limits state control over natural resources. As Heads of State prepare to negotiate an international accord in Paris against global warming, their trade negotiators are meeting in Geneva to secretly forge a new free trade agreement that could expand fossil fuels’ exploitation and […]

Hospitals worldwide join together in fight against climate change

This week during the United Nation’s Conference on Climate Change, health system representatives from around the world have gathered in Paris to announce a series of commitments to reduce carbon emissions and exert leadership to combat climate change. More than 50 major health systems, hospitals and health organisations representing over 8200 hospitals and health centres in 16 […]

People’s Climate March

As world leaders meet in Paris for the United Nations climate summit, we will gather in Australian cities and walk alongside millions of people in hundreds of major cities around the world. By coming together we can show that our government is out of step with the Australian community and the rest of the world. […]

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