Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health & Climate Change Policy Briefs
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 since 2015, the project measures a set of indicators which speak to the progress made and the progress we have yet to make.
The Dahdaleh Institute was involved in the 2018 Canadian Policy Brief of The Lancet Countdown, focusing on key indicators for the Canadian context, including:
- 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
In Pictures: Launch of the 2018 Canadian Policy Brief
November 29, 2018
Nat Taylor Cinema, York University
Hosted by the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research in collaboration with the Canadian Medical Association, the Canadian Public Health Association and the Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health & Climate Change.
Courtney Howard, Lancet Countdown
James Orbinski, Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research
Sandy Buchman, Canadian Medical Association
Ian Culbert, Canadian Public Health Association
Ian Hamilton, Lancet Countdown
Katie Hayes, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
George Kitching, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University
Steve Cornish, David Suzuki Foundation
Carol Devine, Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research & Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières
Joseph Pallant, Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research & Blockchain For Climate Foundation
Jose Etcheverry, Sustainability Energy Initiative, York University
Edward Xie, Global Health Emergency Medicine, University of Toronto
Contributors to the 2018 Canadian Policy Brief
This brief was written by Courtney Howard, MD; Caren Rose, PhD; and Nicholas Rivers, PhD.
Dahdaleh Institute contributors and presenters included Dr. James Orbinski, OC, MSC, BSC, MD, MA, MCFP; Carol Devine, MSc.; Dr. Syed Imran Ali, PhD.; and Joseph Pallant, BSc, MBA.
Scientific review was provided by Peter Berry, PhD and colleagues from Health Canada.
Edits and review were provided by (alphabetical): Owen Adams, PhD; Sandra Allison, MD, MPH; Michael Brauer, ScD; Ian Culbert, Ashlee Cunsolo, PhD; Ian Hamilton, PhD; Trevor Hancock MB, BS, MHSc, HonFFPH; Katie Hayes, MA; Margot Parkes, MD, MBChB, MAS, PhD; Kim Perrotta, MSc; Andre Picard; Bora Plumptre, MSc; Robert Rattle, BSc; and Joe Vipond, MD.
Contributions and review on behalf of the Lancet Countdown were provided by Dr Nick Watts.