External resources


  Climate change

 

Australian sites

AMA - Climate Change and Human Health - 2004. Revised 2008. Revised 2015
Position statement provided by the AMA.

Climate Change and Health – Consumer information
Produced by the Better Health Channel, Victoria.

Climate Change Challenges to Health: Risks and opportunities
Published in 2015, the following report outlines recommendations resulting from the 2014 Theo Murphy High Flyers Think Tank on climate change challenges to health.

Climate Change Health Check 2020
Prepared by Dr Graeme Horton, Professor Tony McMichael Doctors for the Environment, Australia and Endorsed by the RACGP.

Doctors for the Environment Australia
Doctors for the Environment Australia aims to utilise the skills of members of the medical profession to address the ill health resulting from damage to the natural environment.

Health Impacts of Climate Change: Adaption strategies for Western Australia
Produced by the Western Australian Department of Health.

Impacts of Climate Change on Public Health in Australia: Recommendations for New Policies and Practices for Adaptation Within the Public Health Sector
Produced by the Australian Healthcare and Hospital Association.

Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Planning: Having Regard to Climate Change
Produced by the Victorian Department of Health, 2012.

No Time for Games: Children’s Health and Climate Change
Report produced by Doctors for the Environment Australia, 2015.

Overview of Climate Change Impacts on Human Health in the Pacific Region
Produced by the National Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health, Australian National University for Australia Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency.

Rural Health Impacts of Climate Change factsheet (2014)
Information provided by the National Rural Health Alliance.

The Silent Killer: Climate Change and the Health Impacts of Extreme Heat
Information provided by the Climate Council in 2016.

 

 

International sites

The CDC Climate and Health Program
The mission of the CDC is to lead efforts to identify populations vulnerable to climate change, prevent and adapt to current and anticipated health impacts and ensure that systems are in place to detect and respond to current and emerging health threats.

Centre on Global Change and Health WHO Collaborating Centre
Located with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, The Centre on Global Change and Health aims to bring together multidisciplinary expertise and experience from life sciences, public health and social sciences to understand and develop policy responses to the impact of globalisation on health and environment.

Climate and Health Alliance
The membership of CAHA includes organisations and individuals from a broad cross section of the health sector, with 26 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.

Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability
A report produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Climate Change & Human Health: Impact & Adaptation Issues for New Zealand
Produced by the New Zealand Climate Change Centre.

Climate Change and Human Health Program
Produced by the National Institute of Environmental Health Services, this program aims to provide research on human health impacts related to climate change and adaptation, raise awareness and create new partnerships to advance key areas of health research and knowledge development on human health effects of climate change and serve as an authoritative source of information on human health effects of climate change for NIEHS stakeholders, including the public.

Climate Change and Human Health – Risks and Responses
Produced by the WHO, this book seeks to describe the context and process of global climate change, its actual or likely impacts on health, and how human societies and their governments should respond with particular focus on the health sector.

Climate Change Responses
Climate Change Responses is an open access interdisciplinary journal dedicated to publishing exceptional research on ecological and evolutionary responses to climate change.

Climate Effects on Health
Provided by the CDC, the information on health effects has been excerpted from the Third National Climate Assessment’s Health Chapter.

Health and Environment Linkages Initiative – HELI - Climate change: Directory of References/Resources
A directory of references and resources made available by the WHO and UNEP.

Health Effects of Climate Change factsheet
Produced by the 16 U.S. National Institutes of Health – National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment
Report produced by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

Medscape Medical News on Climate Change
Editorial on Climate Change from Medscape.

U.S. Global Change Research Program – Metadata Access Tool for Climate and Health (MATCH)

The Metadata Access Tool for Climate and Health (MATCH) is a publicly accessible, online tool for researchers that offers centralized access to metadata - standardised contextual information - about thousands of government-held datasets related to health, the environment, and climate-science.

World Health Organization (WHO): Climate Change
Various topics and reports provided by the WHO.

World Health Organization (WHO) Climate Change and Human Health
WHO provides a comprehensive programme to protect health from climate risks, and to ensure that actions to mitigate climate change also protect and improve people’s health.

 

Climate change and Aborignal and Torres Strait Islander Health

 

Websites

Climate Change and Health: Impacts on Remote Indigenous Communities in Northern Australia
CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper 012 – 2006.

Climate Change, Water and Indigenous Knowledge: a community guide to the Native Title Report 2008.
Produced by the Australian Human Rights Commission.

Climate Impacts on the Health of Remote Northern Australian Indigenous Communities
Garnaut Climate Change Review, prepared by Dr. Donna Green, University of New South Wales.

Risks from Climate Change to Indigenous Communities in the Tropical North of Australia
Produced by the Australian Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency.

Climate Change Impacts factsheet: Indigenous Communities
Produced by the Australian National Climate Change Research Facility.

 

Power generation and health

 

Australian sites

How Coal Burns Australia: the True Cost of Burning Coal
Produced by Doctors for the Environment Australia.

Joint Statement on the Health Effects of Coal in Australia
Produced by the Australian Climate Council.

Solar Energy in Australia: Health and Environmental Costs and Benefits
Produced by the Australia Institute, 2014.

Wind Farms and Human Health
NHRMC review of the positive human health effects of wind farms, 2012-2015.

 

 

International sites

Coal-Fired Power Plants: Understanding the Health Costs of a Dirty Energy Source
A report from Physicians for Social Responsibility.

Coal’s Assault on Human Health
A report from Physicians for Social Responsibility.

Scientific Evidence of Health Effects from Coal Use in Energy Generation
Produced by the Healthcare Research Collaborative.

 


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