This toolkit consists of eight modules which have been prepared as stand-alone documents that can be read by themselves, but they have also been prepared to complement one another. It has been designed as a tool for health professionals and students in the health care and public health sectors who want to engage more directly on the issue of climate change as educators with their patients, peers and communities, and/or as advocates for the policies, programs and practices needed to mitigate climate change and/or prepare for climate change in their workplaces and communities.
Published By: Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE)
Publication Date: April 2019
Launched in parallel with the 2018 International Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change, this brief focuses on the links between climate change and health, and their implications for Canadian policymakers. It was developed in conjunction with the Canadian Medical Association and the Canadian Public Health Association, and draws on data provided by the Lancet Countdown to make evidence-informed recommendations.
The “Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change” is a global, interdisciplinary research collaboration between 27 academic institutions and inter-governmental organizations. It monitors progress on the relationships between health and climate, and their implications for national governments, reporting annually. The 2018 report presents data on 41 indicators selected following a consultation process in 2017. These span 5 domains, from health impacts and adaptation, to mitigation and the economic and political drivers of response.