Australia’s first National Health and Climate Strategy was launched by Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care, Ged Kearney, at the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai.
The strategy outlines priorities to:
- address the health and wellbeing impacts of climate change in Australia
- reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the health system.
It is guided by a vision to shape healthy, climate-resilient communities and a sustainable, resilient, high-quality, net zero health system. It was developed in consultation with stakeholders from a range of backgrounds, including First Nations people.
The strategy will help ensure Australia’s health system is prepared and has a plan to manage the impacts of climate change.
You can see the National Health and Climate Strategy here.
Read the media release for more information.