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Adaptation planning for sea level rise – Understanding the public health implications
APRIL 12, 2023 @ 11AM - 12PM PACIFIC TIME
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The health impacts of sea level rise have not been well researched in Canada or elsewhere. The objective of this project was to improve understanding of the public health impacts associated with sea level rise, and to demonstrate how public-health-driven actions at the community level can be integrated into adaptation plans to mitigate these impacts. Report 1 of the four-part series identified geographic areas of Canada’s coastline that are most exposed to impacts from sea level rise. Report 2 established the potential health impacts resulting from exposure to sea level rise based on literature. Report 3 outlined results of a scan of community-based planning documents to determine if and how sea level rise and health were addressed. Given the lack of integration of public health considerations generally in climate change adaptation planning, or specifically related to sea level rise, Report 4 identified ways to integrate an understanding of health impacts related to sea level rise in climate change adaptation planning and implementation by communities and provinces/territories. This webinar will summarize the findings of the series and identify how community planners and public health officials can work together to improve consideration of health in climate adaptation planning for coastal communities in Canada.

Speaker: Tracey Wade, RPP, MCIP, for CLIMAtlantic

Apr 12, 2023 11:00 AM in Vancouver

National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health
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