Canberra, Australia, 5/01/2020, Smoke coming from nearby forest fires creates high pollution and covers Canberra with a thick fog. People need to wear mask to breathe.

Climate change and health: preparing for the next disaster

REPORT

by Stephen Duckett, Will Mackey and Anika Stobart

Australia is getting hotter, and Australians’ health is being harmed. Our health sector must do more to adapt to the reality of climate change.

  • Health and Aged Care Program Director

    Stephen Duckett

    Dr Stephen Duckett has held top operational and policy leadership positions in health care in Australia and Canada, including as Secretary of what is now the Commonwealth Department of Health. He has a reputation for creativity, evidence-based innovation and reform in areas ranging from the introduction of activity-based funding for hospitals to new systems of accountability for the safety of hospital care. An economist, he is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

    Information about Stephen Duckett’s academic publications are available on Google Scholar.

 

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