The Monash Sustainability Institute's Climate, Biodiversity and Health Program is a cross-disciplinary program that is unique in Australia. Led by the Monash Sustainability Institute's Dr Marion Carey, an environmental health physician, the program draws together expertise from across Monash University in partnership with national health and environmental experts to research climate change health impacts.
The program also looks at the value of natural ecosystems and their importance for human health. The program promotes a greater understanding of the human health consequences of global environmental change, through research, partnership with policymakers, and engagement with the general public. It takes a uniquely Australian focus to global problems.
The program was initiated with funding from The Victorian Health Promotion Foundation and Monash University, with support from the Victorian Department of Sustainability and the Environment.
For further information about this programs, contact Dr Marion Carey, Program Leader, Monash Climate, Biodiversity and Health Program.