Climate Change, Vulnerability & Health Equity in Canada: Understanding Linkages to Inform Adaptation
Date: January 23 2020
- Peter Berry, Senior Policy Analyst, Climate Change and Innovation Bureau, Safe Environments Directorate,
- Rebekka Schnitter, Policy Analyst, Climate Change and Innovation Bureau, Safe Environments Directorate, Health Canada
Current emissions of greenhouse gases put the world on track for warming of more than 2oC, a level that increases the risk of potentially severe climate change impacts on health. Climate change is increasing risks to the health of Canadians, but not all populations and communities will be affected by climate change equally. Existing health inequities are exacerbated by climate change impacts and adaptations may inadvertently perpetuate inequities if broader social, political and economic factors are not considered. Information on the health risks to Canadians from climate change and a new framework for understanding intersecting vulnerabilities that is being developed for the next national climate change and health assessment are discussed in this presentation.
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- [News] Health Canada invests to help the health system adapt to climate change
- [Toolkit] Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment – New climate change and health toolkit for health professionals.
- [Resource] Factors Influencing the Mental Health Consequences of Climate Change in Canada
- [Resource] Government of Canada guidance documents on climate change and health
- [Resources] National climate change and health assessments: