Climate change and health

ACAH endorses the ISSOP Declaration on Responding to the Impact of Climate Change on Child Health

The Academy of Child and Adolescent Health recognises the impacts of climate change on child and adolescent health. To that end, the Academy strongly endorses The International Society for Social Pediatrics & Child Health (ISSOP) Declaration on Responding to the Impact of Climate Change on Child Health, which was developed in March 2021. ISSOP’s mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people with a focus on social paediatrics and child health, and has for the past two years spearheaded global collaborative action on the issue of climate change and child health. The published declaration attached has been supported by the International Pediatric Association (IPA), the peak organisation representing the world’s largest national and regional paediatric organisations. ISSOP urges all professional bodies involved in child and adolescent health to incorporate the recommendations put forward in the declaration.

Health professionals’ letter to the Prime Minister – in support of NT paediatricians

Published: 25 June 2023

Our colleagues in the Northern Territory are in urgent need of your support to address the potential devastating health impacts that may arise from fracking in the Beetaloo Basin.

Paediatricians in the NT have taken a bold step by initiating an open letter that calls for extensive health impact assessments for the proposed fracking activities in the Beetaloo Basin and the Middle Arm development. As health professionals ourselves, we understand the critical importance of ensuring the well-being and safety of our communities.

We are inviting all health professionals, including doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, and students, to stand together in support of this cause.

By signing the open letter, you can add your voice to the growing movement of health professionals who are advocating for a thorough assessment of the health risks associated with fracking in the Beetaloo Basin.

The Academy of Child and Adolescent Health acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.