Concurrent Sessions 6 | Feb 20, 2020 > (CS6-HE) Health and Equity in a Changing Climate: Understanding Vulnerability to the Health Impacts of Climate Change (Workshop)
(CS6-HE) Health and Equity in a Changing Climate: Understanding Vulnerability to the Health Impacts of Climate Change (Workshop)
Presenters: Kerri Klein (moderator), Rebekka Schnitter, Dr. Chris Buse, Dr. Paivi Abernathy and Denni Clement
Climate change will affect all of us, but some communities and populations are at greater risk of experiencing health impacts from a changing climate. We know that our social and physical environments matter in determining our exposure to risk, but also our ability to respond and build resilience. Factors such as housing, income, social support networks and community capacity all affect our ability to respond and adapt to climate change.
This interactive workshop will explore what health equity means in the face of climate change and consider approaches that can inform adaptation actions which can reduce negative health impacts and increase local resilience.