Environment

33 articles:
by Trevor Hancock

Practising health care as if the planet matters

Canada has committed to developing climate-resilient, low-carbon health systems. But regrettably, Canada did not commit to creating a net-zero emissions health-care system. It's now up to provincial governments.

by Trevor Hancock

Doctors and nurses declare a climate and ecological ‘Code Red’ for B.C.

A coalition of health professionals recently rallied in Victoria, B.C., to declare a state of climate emergency in B.C. and lay out a plan for the transformative change that will improve the health of the people of B.C. – and the world beyond.

by Doctors for Planetary Health – West Coast

An agenda for action on planetary health

As physicians, nurses, and other health professionals, we are already seeing the devastating impacts of climate and ecological crises. Here's what the B.C. government must do to transition to a sustainable, just, and healthy society at peace with nature. 

by Carolin Kroeger Sara Rotenberg

Extreme heat is here to stay. Canada must adapt.

The extreme heat wave that recently boiled Canada is just a preview of what the future holds in store. It's high time we began preparing for dangerous heat in the future. Here are some ways we can start.

by Trevor Hancock

Planetary health: The missing priority in CIHR’s new strategic plan

The government agency CIHR released two documents meant to address issues important to the health of Canadians and direct research toward them. But both are unforgivably ignorant of the importance of the ecological determinants of health.

by Nazanin Meshkat

Pollution reduction: an all-inclusive vaccine

Almost 9 million deaths worldwide are attributed to the effects of air pollution on diseases such as diabetes, stroke, lung disease and heart disease. Now, there is increasing evidence of the relationship between air pollution and COVID-19.

by Melissa Lem Claudel Pétrin-Desrosiers

Healthcare’s alarming carbon footprint can no longer be ignored

by Colin Sue-Chue-Lam Kevin Liang Courtney Howard

Medical conferences must face virtual reality

by Colin Sue-Chue-Lam

Transit in crisis: A call for bold action

by Colin Sue-Chue-Lam Victoria Haldane Anna Cooper Reed Danielle Toccalino

Now is the time for hospitals to divest from fossil fuels

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