Better Futures Forum

The second national Better Futures Forum, at UNSW Canberra and online on 6 and 7 September, launched a collective commitment to an ambitious national climate agenda. One that creates regional jobs, protects the future health and prosperity of our businesses and communities, regenerates nature and underpins a booming renewable energy industry.

Science in Public’s media campaign generated coverage of more than 180 stories.

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Health sector responsible for 7 per cent of Australia’s carbon emissions. The federal government can fix this. 

Climate change is harming the health of Australians and stressing our health system. Yet the system itself is a major generator of carbon emissions.

40+ health leaders meeting at the Better Futures Forum at UNSW Canberra today have created an ambitious implementation plan to slash health-related carbon emissions, save money, and improve patient care.

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“Climate change is already killing Australians”

Health leaders call to implement a plan that will save lives and prepare the health system for future change

Health leaders are meeting at the Better Futures Forum at UNSW Canberra today to call for urgent implementation of a national climate-health action plan. 

Leaders from 40+ health and medical organisations, including the Australian Medical Association and the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, will discuss the urgent priorities for the government’s proposed national climate-health plan as laid out in a joint statement.

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“We’re coming to Canberra this year full of optimism”

Climate and health; megabattery storage; 395,000 jobs.

Three of the issues on the agenda this week for better futures.

Speakers, op eds, lived experience: media welcome at UNSW Canberra and online.

“The new government has set a new path for climate change and Australia is being welcomed back to the table by the international community,” says Lisa Cliff, Program Director of the Better Futures Forum on this week at UNSW Canberra and online.

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