Irreversible Extreme Heat: Protecting Canadians and Communities from a Lethal Future
April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
This presentation will provide an overview of new national guidance, representing input from over 60 subject matter experts, outlining practical actions that Canadians can undertake to reduce risks from extreme heat including:
- changing behaviour (non-structural)
- working with nature (green infrastructure)
- improving buildings and public infrastructure (grey infrastructure)
Individuals, building owners and managers and communities all have a role to play, and those most vulnerable will require additional support.
The presentation will particularly consider how environmental health practitioners can contribute, by acting on their own and encouraging others to act.