About the report
This report has been produced on behalf of the Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA) to support its advocacy for the protection and promotion of health from the impacts of climate change and environmental degradation. The health implications of energy policy are a key concern for CAHA and highlighting the risks to health from energy choices is a core element of its work.
This report aims to highlight the risks to health associated with the rapid expansion of coal mining in the Hunter Valley for the local population as well as the risk to the global community from the contribution to climate change from coal exports. It is aimed at politicians, policymakers, media, those advocating for policy change, health professionals, and communities affected by coal mining and combustion, in the Hunter Valley and elsewhere.
About the author
Fiona Armstrong is a respected health professional, journalist, and climate and health policy expert.