Opportunities for Engaging Canadian Health Systems in Addressing the Challenge of Climate Change

71 Pages Posted: 9 May 2018

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Fiona A. Miller

University of Toronto - Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation; Centre for Sustainable Health Systems

Jessica Bytautas

University of Toronto - Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation

Patrick Feng

University of Toronto; OCAD University

Date Written: April 23, 2018

Abstract

Climate change has significant implications for health systems, which are both impacted by its effects and involved in its exacerbation. Health systems have a critical role to play in addressing the challenge of climate change, but their engagement is not assured. This report investigates opportunities for engaging Canadian health systems in addressing the challenge of climate change. Drawing on original research, it discusses the arrangements, expectations and requirements that shape health system responses to climate change and explores initiatives in Canada and abroad that aim to mobilize health systems to act on resilience and sustainability issues.

Keywords: health systems, climate change, environmental sustainability, sustainable development

Suggested Citation

Miller, Fiona A. and Bytautas, Jessica Peace and Feng, Patrick, Opportunities for Engaging Canadian Health Systems in Addressing the Challenge of Climate Change (April 23, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3167088 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3167088

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