Report: Collaborative Action on Health and Climate Change, Community Stories
October 23, 2021
Description / Summary
While there has been momentum building to take action on health and climate change in BC and elsewhere in Canada, we consistently hear that communities, practitioners, researchers and the health sector are seeking real examples of action. There is a need to share stories and lessons learned from communities that are showing collaborative leadership to address climate change, health and resilience in an integrated way.
This collection of stories is from diverse communities and regions across BC. They demonstrate leadership from First Nations, local governments, health authorities, and non-profit organizations. They feature collaborative action on addressing health and integrating equity into climate action planning, extreme heat, wildfire response, air quality, flood response and capacity building. Our hope is these stories inspire ideas, motivation and action for continued progress to address health and equity as we work together to build climate resilient communities.