Food Systems, Climate Change Adaptation and Human Health in Australia

"This discussion paper reviews the current state of science to reveal key issues and gaps in the fields of human health and food systems research, with implications for Australia’s capacity to adapt to climate change. It uses a food systems approach to identify observed and potential climate change impacts along the food chain and highlights the direct and indirect pathways to health outcomes."

Implications of Climate Change for Health Services in Australia

The aim of this discussion paper is to propose "a framework discussion for consideration by policy makers at Commonwealth, state and local levels in addition to public health professionals, clinicians and aged care service providers who are at the front line of delivery of services." The discussion paper highlights the challenges facing health professionals as: 1) heat stress, exacerbation of heat related chronic conditions 2) infectious diseases (for example, possible expansion of dengue fever 3) food and water borne diseases 4) increased extreme weather events (floods, storms, fires)

Public Health: Adapting to Climate Change

This issues paper explores the myriad of threat and consequences that climate change presents the health sector. It explores risks from temperature, vector-borne illnesses, air pollution, reduced agricultural yields and indirect issues. Although a brief report (15 pages) it is a suitable document for council decision makers.

Climate Change and Human Health: Impact and Adaptation Issues for NZ

This report explores the impacts of climate change on human health, namely infectious disease, flooding and indirect socio-economic impacts.