The membership of the Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA) includes organisations and individuals from a broad cross section of the health sector, with 27 organisational members representing health care professionals from medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, social work and psychology, as well as health care service providers, institutions, academics, researchers, and health consumers, who wish to see the threat to human health from climate change and ecological degradation addressed through prompt policy action. This commitment is based on the understanding that further global warming poses grave risks to human health and biodiversity and if left unchecked, threatens the future of human civilisation.
CAHA produces Briefing Papers to provide an overview of the Alliance’s views on particular topics. These are produced to share with parliamentarians, policymakers, the media, health care stakeholders and the community.
Briefing Paper No 1: Climate change is a health issue
Briefing Paper No 2: A price on carbon is good for health
Briefing Paper No. 3: The carbon price framework
Briefing Paper No. 4: Water for the Murray Darling: Healthy rivers – Healthy People
Joint Briefing Paper: Health Implications of Energy Policy