DIGHR presents the launch of the 2018 Canada-specific Lancet Countdown Report
Date: Thursday, Nov. 29
Location: Nat Taylor Cinema, Room 102, Ross North Building, Keele Campus, York University
The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change is an international research collaboration dedicated to tracking the world’s response to climate change and how it affects global health. Reporting annually in The Lancet, it follows a series of indicators, demonstrating that this transition is possible, that it has already begun, but that more work is needed.
The launch of the 2018 edition of the Canada-specific report will focus in on some key indicators that are particularly relevant in the Canadian context:
Heat-related public health emergencies;
Mortality rates related to air pollution from coal and other contributors;
Health benefits of a strong, predictable price on carbon;
Trends in media coverage of climate change and health; and
Impact of climate change on mental health.
The morning session will feature the launch of the 2018 Canada-specific Policy Brief on the “Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change” with a panel reaction from the CPHA and the CMA. An afternoon panel will follow and focus on Civil Society Initiatives that seek to address health and climate change, with participants from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the Suzuki Foundation, and Blockchain for Climate.
9am-11:30am: Launch of the 2018 Canada-specific Lancet Countdown Report will include a presentation, panel discussion, and a Q&A portion by:
Sandy Buchman (Canadian Medical Association),
Ian Culbert (Canadian Public Health Association),
Ian Hamilton (Lancet Countdown),
Katie Hayes (Dalla Lana School of Public Health),
Courtney Howard (Lancet Countdown),
James Orbinski (Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research), and
George Schulich (Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry).
1pm-4pm: Civil Society Initiatives on “Health and Climate Change”. The panel will offer insights into the Canadian indicators in the global context. Panelists include:
Steve Cornish (Suzuki Foundation),
Carol Devine (Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF),
Joseph Pallant (Blockchain For Climate Foundation),
Jose Etcheverry (York University’s Sustainability Energy Initiative), and
Edward Xie (University of Toronto).