Protect Health through Climate Action

Protect Health through Climate Action

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The health of people in Australia and around the world is being adversely affected by climate change.

However unlike many nations, Australia has no national strategy to respond to this serious risk.

Individuals, families and communities are at risk of health impacts from heatwaves, extreme weather, and changing patterns of disease associated with global warming.

A national approach is needed to ensure the community and health professionals are ready to respond to these risks.

Australia's response to climate change must address the urgent need for emissions reductions to reduce risks to health, as well as take advantage of the ...

The health of people in Australia and around the world is being adversely affected by climate change.

However unlike many nations, Australia has no national strategy to respond to this serious risk.

Individuals, families and communities are at risk of health impacts from heatwaves, extreme weather, and changing patterns of disease associated with global warming.

A national approach is needed to ensure the community and health professionals are ready to respond to these risks.

Australia's response to climate change must address the urgent need for emissions reductions to reduce risks to health, as well as take advantage of the opportunities to improve health through low carbon strategies, including clean renewable energy and transport systems. 

There are many benefits to health, as well as environmental and economic benefits, from cutting emissions. 

It's time Australia had a National Strategy on Climate and Health.

Please support this call by sending a letter to your representatives in the federal parliament. Ask them to commit to the development of a national strategy on climate and health.

Send an email to your local MP and Senators now!

(Check out CAHA's framework for a National Strategy here: http://caha.org.au/campaigns/national-strategy)

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Email your local MP and Senators

Tell your local MP and Senators you want the Australian parliament to act now to protect health from climate change. Send a letter now asking for them to commit to developing this plan - we'll all be better for it if you do!

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