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TitleClimate change and health equity
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LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorSchnitter, R; Moores, E; Berry, P; Verret, M; Buse, C; Macdonald, C; Perri, M; Jubas-Malz, D
SourceHealth of Canadians in a changing climate: advancing our knowledge for action; by Berry, P (ed.); Schnitter, R (ed.); 2022 p. 614-667, https://doi.org/10.4095/329535 Open Access logo Open Access
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Year2022
PublisherGovernment of Canada
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Lang.English
Mediadigital; on-line
RelatedThis publication is contained in Health of Canadians in a changing climate: advancing our knowledge for action
RelatedThis publication is a translation of Changements climatiques et équité en santé
File formatpdf
ProvinceCanada; British Columbia; Alberta; Saskatchewan; Manitoba; Ontario; Quebec; New Brunswick; Nova Scotia; Prince Edward Island; Newfoundland and Labrador; Northwest Territories; Yukon; Nunavut
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SubjectsNature and Environment; Health and Safety; Science and Technology; Society and Culture; climate effects; Climate change; Climate change adaptation; Health; Health equity; Empowerment; cumulative effects
Illustrationsflow diagrams; schematic representations; tables
ProgramClimate Change Impacts and Adaptation
ProgramClimate Change Impacts and Adaptation Canada in a Changing Climate
Released2022 02 09
Abstract(Summary)
Changes in climate are exacerbating existing health inequities and creating conditions for new inequities to emerge. The health effects associated with climate change will not be experienced uniformly. Vulnerability to health impacts of climate change is determined by the exposure to climate change hazards, the sensitivity to possible impacts, and the capacity to respond to, or cope with them. At the individual level, these three factors are influenced by determinants of health, such as socio-economic status, housing quality, and education. Determinants of health interact and intersect with inequities in complex ways that render the experiences of diverse groups and individuals unique. Structural systems of oppression, such as racism and colonialism, also influence an individual's vulnerability to climate-related health risks. Therefore, effective adaptation measures must be intersectional and equity-based. If adaptation efforts are not carefully planned, adaptation efforts may benefit only part of the population, and inadvertently worsen existing inequities. Resilience and asset mapping, vulnerability mapping, equity impact assessments, and meaningful and inclusive community engagement and communications can all contribute to equity-centred adaptation measures.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
This chapter examines how important factors and trends at the individual, community, and health system levels can increase or decrease climate change risks to health.
GEOSCAN ID329535

 
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