Collaborative action for transformative change in health and healthcare
Climate change is the single biggest threat to health and healthcare systems. We accelerate the University of Melbourne's climate change and human health research, engagement and education for enhanced impact.
The Climate CATCH lab is a joint initiative of the University of Melbourne School of Population and Global Health and Melbourne Medical School, within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Science, and Melbourne Climate Futures.
Who we are
A collaborative interdisciplinary network of researchers, educators, practitioners and strategic thinkers, advancing knowledge and action at the nexus of climate change and health across nine streams.
Our Research Streams
Responding to the effects of climate change on human health
Environmentally sustainable, high-quality, low-carbon healthcare systems and practice
Strategies to reduce carbon emissions and improve health outcomes
International Engagement and Adaptation
Strengthening international collaboration with a focus on adaptation in the Indo-Pacific
Policy and Politics
Transforming the climate and health policy landscape
Just Energy Transitions
An inclusive and equitable transition towards environmentally sustainable energy systems
Understanding the impacts and social disruptions of environmental disasters
Supporting young people navigating the challenges of climate change
Creativity and Imagination
Harnessing art and creativity in response to climate-health challenges
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The Climate CATCH Lab is guided by a core leadership and support team, including: