Climate Change and Health Working Group
The Working Group on Climate Change and Health (WGCCH) was launched in early 2018 in response to the pressing need to address the challenges at the intersection of health and climate change.
The overarching goal of the working group is to bring together CAGH members with a strong interest and expertise in climate change and health. These members work together to sensitize global health researchers, practitioners, and decision-makers to the impacts of climate change on human health.
We are actively seeking new members!
If you are passionate about climate change and health, please join us. New member applications are reviewed during our monthly meetings. You can find out more about our group’s key activities, membership criteria and application process in our terms of reference.
- Climate Change and Health Webinar Series hosted by members.
- Annotated Bibliography: Student and Young Professional members of this Working Group are compiling key publications as a future resource for CAGH members.
- The Working Group is testing a listserv as a first step to developing a community of practice around climate change and health, which members can request to join.
- Policy Briefs focused on climate change and chronic conditions, infectious diseases and health systems were developed to inform the 2018 CIHR-IDRC consultations on global health.
- A monthly Climate Change and Health webinar series.
- Promotion of relevant, timely resources, opportunities, and events through the #climatechangecorner of CAGH’s Envision newsletter.
- Policy briefs focused on climate change and chronic conditions, infectious diseasesand health systems were developed to inform the 2018 CIHR-IDRC consultations on global health.
Recent Reports in the area of climate change
- Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability | Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability (ipcc.ch)
- The 2022 report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: health at the mercy of fossil fuels
- The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change: Policy brief for Canada 2022 (PDF)
- Community of practice: an effective mechanism to strengthen capacity in climate change and health
- Climate Change Toolkit for Health Professionals
- COVID-19 et santé planétaire (French)
- MOOC on Climate Change and Health
- The Climate Crisis is a Child Crisis
- Climate Disasters and Global Social Medicine
- Framing Climate Change as a Public Health Issue
Co-Chairs and members
Corinne Wallace, University of Saskatchewan
David Zakus, University of Toronto
Find out more about our working group members
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