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This policy paper highlights evidence and case studies to show how climate and environmental change will affect human health in the Asia Pacific region. It also provides proposals for how Australian governments - federal, state and local - might respond to this challenge.
This publication aims to reach out to young people in Asia and the Pacific – tertiary students, young adults and early career professionals. It is intended to enhance their knowledge of the natural environment, human health and the built environment to promote a better understanding...
The proposed framework presented in this paper was developed in consultation with researchers and policy makers. The framework is guiding current research examining vulnerabilities to climate change and the effects of a range of exposures on health and wellbeing.
Dr Colin Tukuitonga speaks about how climate change is affecting the health of people living in Pacifc Island countries and the relevance of Australia’s climate change policy responses to these neighbouring countries.
Built environment interventions must move beyond simple ecological sustainability to encouraging ways of life that are healthy for both humans and the planet. There are key challenges facing this new approach.
The management, governance and control of the world’s oceans have become major policy and research agendas. Nowhere is this more the case than in the Pacific Ocean, the world’s largest ocean.
Very few people in the Pacific region will be unmarked by climate change, particularly as half the population live within 1.5 kilometres of the ocean. Noticeable rises in sea-level, more frequent cyclones and floods, and changes to seasonal weather are attributable to climate change in...
This document outlines the process to develop the Human Health and Wellbeing Climate Adaptation Plan (H-CAP) and describes its scope. It provides an overview of existing policy, and outlines policy drivers and enablers, and case studies to inspire action.
Climate change is having significant and damaging effects on communities and economies of the Pacific nations and projected to get worse over the coming decades. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates an additional 250,000 deaths annually between 2030 and 2050 due to malnutrition, malaria, diarrhea...