Human Health and Wellbeing Climate Change Adaptation Plan for Queensland (H-CAP)

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The Queensland Department of Environment and Science (DES) engaged the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) and the Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA) to develop a Human Health and Wellbeing Climate Adaptation Plan (H-CAP) with the health, aged care and childcare sectors in Queensland. This is one of the eight sector adaptation plans, developed as part of Queensland Climate Adaptation Strategy (QCAS). The plan was launched at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane on the 11th September 2018 by the Minister for Health and Ambulance Services, the Honourable Dr Stephen Miles.

The goal of the H-CAP is to support human health and wellbeing services to be innovative and resilient in managing the risks associated with a changing climate, and to harness the opportunities provided by responding to the challenges of climate change. It provides a preliminary climate change adaptation framework and guidance for stakeholders across health care, aged care, and childcare services.

 The summary plan can be downloaded here: H-CAP Executive Summary


Complete plan can be downloaded here: H-CAP Full report