Drawing on the United Nations International Women’s Day 2022 theme, ‘Changing Climates, Equality today for a sustainable tomorrow’, the VHA hosted an expert panel of respected women on 22 March to discuss the intersection of climate change and gender equality within the health context.

Hosted by VHA Board Chair and CEO of the Royal Women’s Hospital, Dr Sue Matthews, the online panel discussion featured:

  • Dr Debra Parkinson, Manager, Gender and Disaster Australia
  • Fiona Armstrong, Founder and Executive Director of the Climate and Health Alliance
  • Dr Angie Bone, Deputy Chief Health Officer (Environment), Victorian Department of Health.


Watch the webinar below and access related links and resources.

Equality and health in a changing climate

22 March 2022

Webinar transcript

Speaker resources

Dr Sue Matthews
Fiona Armstrong
Dr Angie Bone
Dr Debra Parkinson


The following is a list of general information and resources about gender equality, climate change, and health.