Aim and Objectives


The Climate and Health Alliance accepts that global warming poses grave risks to human health and biodiversity and left unchecked, threatens the future of human civilisation. The Alliance aims to protect and promote health by acting, encouraging and empowering organisations and individuals in the health care sector and the wider community to advocate for effective political, sectoral and community responses to climate change.


The Alliance will act as a national advocate for the Australian health sector by helping develop effective sectoral and national policy and other national-level responses for preventing, mitigating, and adapting to, the health effects of climate change.

It will:

• Advocate for urgent policy action to minimise further global warming and protect the community from the adverse consequences of climate change and environmental damage

• Collaborate with others to identify and remove structural barriers to effective responses to climate change and develop sustainable practices in health care

• Inform health professionals, policy makers, and the community about: the risks posed to human health from climate change; and the solutions available to reduce risks and improve health

• Share information and resources about health and climate issues through a network of individuals and organisations