Lancet Countdown 2018 Report: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change

The following is the CAPE (Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment) blog, following the launch on November 29, 2018, of this report. There are 2 sections - one on Global Findings/Impacts of Climate Change, the other, of particular significance for us here, on Canadian Findings and Recommendations. [With special thanks to Kim Perrotta and CAPE for this blog].

Global Findings - Impacts of Climate...

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228 Health Professionals Weigh in on the Trans Mountain Pipeline

On October 22, 2018, the following letter, signed by 228 health professionals, was sent to Prime Minister Trudeau:

The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau Office of the Prime Minister

80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON


Oct. 22, 2018

Dear Mr Trudeau:

We are doctors and health professionals from around the world urgently concerned about climate change and the health of the planet. We appreciate the leadership Canada showed in the 2015...

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Climate Health Emergency Requires Action Today

The following is the Media Release issued on October 17, 2018 regarding the fact that several organizations were denied the opportunity to address the Standing Committee conducting hearings on Bill 4, conceived to repeal Ontario's Climate Action Plan that was in place until the recent provincial election:

Climate Health Emergency Requires Action Today

Toronto – October 17, 2018:  CAPE is one of several organizations that was denied the opportunity to speak to...

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The Prime Minister's website on carbon pricing: October 23, 2018

"Canadians are seeing the costs of climate change first hand, from wildfires in the west to floods in the east, smoke that makes the air unsafe to breathe and heatwaves that endanger the young and the elderly. We need to act now to fight back against climate change, for our children and grandchildren.

The Government of Canada has a plan that protects the environment while growing the economy, and that plan is working – our emissions are down and the economy has grown by 500,000 full-...

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Parkdale-High Park Constituents Highlight the IPCC Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC., and call upon MP Arif Virani to Pledge

On October 24, 2018, approximately one year before the next federal election, many constituents, including members of Green 13, took time out of their schedules throughout the day to go to MP Arif Virani’s constituency office, and personally deliver:

• a copy of the summary report of the IPCC special report on global warming of 1.5 degrees C. of October 8, 2018.

• letters...

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