National consultation regarding a national strategy on climate, health and well-being for Australia: final consultation report

29 May 2017

This report details the outcomes from consultation with Australia’s health stakeholders, including professional health and hospital groups, health leaders, academics, scientists, parliamentarians and policymakers during 2016 regarding a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being for Australia. Consultation revealed deepening concerns about climate change within the health community and the desire for federal leadership for urgent action. The yawning gap between the growing body of scientific evidence on the broad scale human health impacts of climate change, and the tardy development of effective and specific public policy responses has prompted the national and global health and medical community to step forward to fill this gap. As the world watches climate disruption unfolding, health protective climate policies are now a matter of urgency. The Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA), as a national coalition of health stakeholders with particular expertise and concern regarding the risks to health from climate change, has led this consultation process. This consultation has led to the development of a large coalition of health and medical organisations supporting the development and implementation of a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being for Australia.

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Clifton Hill
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