Organisations involved with climate change issues
Part of the international organisation, this is an African grassroots movement to hold leaders accountable to the realities of the science and principles of climate justice.
A university-wide initiative at the University of Cape Town which supports collaborative research and training in climate change and development.
People’s Health Movement
The South African Chapter of the People’s Health Movement (PHM), is part of a global network of grassroots activists, civil society and academics committed to realising health as a right and focused on working with communities and civil society to address social determinants of health. Current work centres on strengthening Community Health Workers as key human resources for the health system and campaigning for a People’s National health Insurance.
A multi-faith organisation committed to increasing awareness, understanding and appropriate action on eco-justice and climate change by faith leaders and their communities throughout Southern Africa.
Fossil Free South Africa
Campaigns for investment to support a swift, fair, South African and global transition to a socially just and cleaner energy economy… and that takes care of workers in the fossil fuel industry.
Project 90 by 2030
Organization that focuses on climate change and energy issues with the aim to inspire and bring about significant, positive change in the way we, as humans, engage with earth systems and each other.
A non-profit environmental justice service and developmental organisation working primarily in Southern Africa in the areas of Climate and Energy Justice, Coal, Environmental Health, Global Green and Healthy Hospitals, and Waste.
Healthcare Without Harm
International organisation focused on developing a global movement for environmentally responsible healthcare
Professional public health organisation, providing leadership and a collective voice to improve health through knowledge sharing, capacity building and partnerships.
Professional public health organisation in the USA. During 2016-2017 the APHA spent a year working with the member sections in all disciplines of public health in preparation for the focus of the 2017 Annual Meeting, Climate Changes Health. As a result a great deal of information and fact sheets were developed and are listed below. There are many resources on their Climate Change web page.
- APHA Fact Sheets: A series of short informational pieces on key health topics around climate change:
- Approaches to health by health care providers and public health professionals
- Addressing healthy communities through design and transportation needs
- Allergies and Asthma
- Changes in Air Quality
- Children’s Health
- Extreme Heat
- Extreme Rainfall and Drought
- Warmer Water and Flooding
- Vector-borne Diseases
- Mental Health Issues