Public and Expert Perceptions of Climate Change and Health: Focus on Infectious Disease
November 23, 2021 |12:00-13:00 ET
Presented by Laura Cameron, Mohammad Alam (Prairie Climate Centre) and Gillian Pritchard (Canadian Public Health Association). Moderated by Lydia Ma (National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health)
Climate change is already impacting health and health systems in Canada. Understanding the views of people in Canada on this public health crisis is vital to charting our path forward. In this webinar, the Prairie Climate Centre (PCC) and the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) will present the findings of their projects exploring public perceptions and expert opinions on climate change and health, with a particular focus on infectious disease. The PCC will share the preliminary results of a nationally-representative survey of Canadians and discuss implications for public health and climate communications. CPHA will highlight the challenges and opportunities that Canada faces with respect to infectious disease and climate change, gathered from conversations with experts from across the country.
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