Department of Health

Climate change and health

The World Health Organization has described climate change as the defining issue for public health in the 21st century. It is an urgent challenge, with implications at global, national, state and community levels.

The Department of Health and Human Services is committed to taking action on climate change and to supporting the community to stay healthy in a changing climate.

Reviewed 05 January 2020


Contact details

Environmental Health Policy and Risk Management Unit

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