Climate change is a global phenomenon that is affecting local environmental conditions.
Climates are changing due to the build-up of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere from human activities such as burning fossil fuels. Carbon dioxide is the most important greenhouse gas, with emissions of methane and nitrous oxide also contributing to climate change.
Climate change is increasing the number and severity of events such as heatwaves, bushfires, floods and droughts that impact human health and wellbeing.
Find out how climate change can impact health and wellbeing
Learn who is most at risk of climate change health impacts
Explore actions you can take to protect your health from the impacts of climate change
Resources about climate change and health