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29 Apr 2015

Launch of Major New Australian Academy of Science Report –

Climate change challenges to health: Risks and opportunities

9.30am, Thursday 30 April 2015, Senate Alcove, Parliament House, Canberra

Australia's peak medical and science organisations have joined forces to call for action from all Australian governments to plan for and address the impacts of climate change on human health.

AMA President, A/Prof Brian Owler, and President of the Australian Academy of Science, Professor Andrew Holmes, will tomorrow launch the Academy’s new ground-breaking Report, Climate change challenges to health: Risks and opportunities.

A/Prof Owler said the Report provides compelling evidence of the significant threat that climate change poses to worldwide health, and makes the case for urgent action and planning.

“The Report brings together high level research across science, social science, and technology to provide a comprehensive overview that fills the knowledge gap on the impacts of climate change on human health,” A/Prof Owler said.

“The report’s recommendations should assist the Australian Government in preparing for the inevitable health effects of climate change such as increased food and water borne diseases and heat-related illness and deaths.”

Launch of Climate Change Challenges to Health: Risks and Opportunities

Time:               9.30am

Date:               Tomorrow, Thursday, 30 April 2015

Venue:             Senate Alcove

                        Level 2

                        Parliament House, Canberra

29 April 2015
CONTACT:        John Flannery                     02 6270 5477 / 0419 494 761

                            Odette Visser                      02 6270 5412 / 0427 209 753

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Published: 29 Apr 2015