Climate Change, Vulnerability & Health Equity in Canada: Understanding Linkages to Inform Adaptation

Date: January 23, 2020

Presenters:

Peter Berry Ph.D.

Senior Policy Analyst
Climate Change and Innovation Bureau
Safe Environments Directorate
Health Canada
Peter.Berry@canada.ca

Assistant Adjunct Professor
Faculty of Environment
University of Waterloo
pberry@uwaterloo.ca

Rebekka Schnitter MCC

Policy Analyst
Climate Change and Innovation Bureau
Safe Environments Directorate
Health Canada  Health Canada
Rebekka.Schnitter@canada.ca

 

Description:

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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