Fiona Armstrong

Fiona Armstrong is a Melbourne-based journalist, public policy analyst and political commentator. She works with a number of different organisations and institutions. Her main interests are in health and climate policy. She is a Fellow of the Centre for Policy Development, Convenor of the Climate and Health Alliance, and a founding director of CLIMARTE: Arts for a Safe Climate.

The Climate and Health Alliance is a coalition of organisations and individuals from a broad cross section of the sector, including health care professionals, health care service providers, institutions, academics, researchers, and health care consumers. The Alliance aims to contribute to the development and implementation of evidence based public policy to protect the community from the adverse consequences of climate change.

Blog Posts

Nations roll the dice in Durban… Two degrees or seven?

Posted on 9 December 2011 by Fiona Armstrong

In the final week in Durban a sense of frustration is permeating the COP, where aspirations for a global deal remain high, but expectations swing between mildly hopeful and almost absent.

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COPping the heat (and the procrastination) in Durban

Posted on 3 December 2011 by Fiona Armstrong

The beachside city of Durban is packed, with 10,000 people from 194 countries in town for the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to negotiate the next step in the process of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

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Health Missing From the Climate Story

Posted on 23 May 2011 by Fiona Armstrong

In all the to and fro of the current carbon pricing debate here in Australia, one important aspect of the story on climate action is missing.

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