Presenters: Deborah Harford (moderator), Dr. Kristie Ebi, Dr. Peter Berry and Angie Woo
The health system is particularly central to the success or failure of climate resilience-building, as it is a nexus of response to the impacts of climate change, yet may itself be severely impacted by climate-related damages and stresses in the short, medium and long term. The health system’s overall resilience will depend on the contributions of a wide variety of disciplines and professions.
This oral presentation will introduce the concept of systems-level climate resilience as a means of illustrating ways to consider this challenge on a systemic level. Presenters will introduce stress-testing tools, provide an overview of how stress-testing has been used elsewhere in Canada, and lead participants through an interactive table-top scenario. The audience will increase their knowledge of climate change impacts on health systems, stress-testing tools and related data and resources, and the operationalization of interdisciplinarity in this context.