February 2022 – Health Canada
This assessment is the first comprehensive study of current and projected risks from climate change to the health of Canadians since 2008. It was developed by a team of more than 80 subject matter experts from regional and federal health authorities and academic institutions across Canada.
It addresses the evolving knowledge needs of government decision makers, civil society organizations, and individual Canadians by providing evidence based and, where possible, quantitative information to help people understand how Canada’s climate is changing, and the effects on health and health systems, including implications for those most at risk in society.
For key risks to health, it also examines current efforts to prepare for climate change, from individual to national levels, and explores what further efforts are needed. The potential for very large co-benefits to health of well-designed measures to reduce GHGs are also explored in the report.
Go to resource: Health of Canadians in a Changing Climate: Advancing our Knowledge for Action