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Health of Canadians in a Changing Climate report cover.

On February 9, Health Canada announced the release of Health of Canadians in a Changing Climate: Advancing our Knowledge for Action which will help inform policy development focused on protecting Canadians from the effects of climate change. The report provides a comprehensive assessment of the latest research on how climate-related hazards are affecting our health and wellbeing. This reports also documents the increasing risks and new information on Indigenous health impacts, mental health, health equity, and health system resilience. To find out more and continue the conversation, join IC3 on March 9 for an informative discussion with lead authors and a panel of Waterloo's climate change and health experts. 

As witnessed in recent weeks, rising seas, swollen atmospheric rivers and post-tropical storms are a threat to community infrastructure, housing and the safety of those living along Canada’s east and west coasts. In response, new guidance from the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, University of Waterloo, presents practical solutions to limit the financial and social costs of these evolving risks.

Waterloo researchers contribute to new science led by Nature United, which concluded that by protecting, better managing, and restoring nature, Canada can reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. The new study, Natural Climate Solutions for Canada, published in Science Advances shows that Natural Climate Solutions can help Canada mitigate up to 78 Mt CO2e annually in 2030—an amount equal to the current greenhouse gas emissions from powering every single home in Canada for about three years.