Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET
The second event in our three-part health series!
Climate action in Canada is accompanied by a host of benefits to communities, including investment, jobs and improved health outcomes. The potential for climate action to advance health is enormous, and has been realized in high profile environmental victories like Ontario’s coal phase out. A green economic recovery, and the transition to net-zero emissions, presents an avenue for supporting healthier communities is through investments made in a COVID green economic recovery.
This webinar from Smart Prosperity Institute explored the potential for climate action and a green economic recovery to advance health outcomes, and presented new research findings comparing the health outcomes from green recovery investments across Canada. This analysis was targetted to help policymakers better compare the health benefits of different emissions reducing solutions in communities across Canada.
This event explored Smart Prosperity Institute's recent report, A Green and Health Recovery: How different green economic recovery investments compare for advancing human health in Canada.
- Bruce Lourie - President, Ivey Foundation
- John McNally - Senior Research Associate, Smart Prosperity Institute
- Teslin Augustine - Research Associate, Smart Prosperity Institute
- Dave Sawyer - Principal Economist at Canadian Institute for Climate Choices, and Executive in Residence at Smart Prosperity Institute
- Harshini Ramesh - Research Associate, Smart Prosperity Institute
This event series highlights five reports published by Smart Prosperity Institute in October 2021.
- A Green and Healthy Recovery: How Different Green Economic Recovery Investments Compare for Advancing Human Health in Canada
- Supporting a Greener Well-Being: Broadening health in green recovery
- The Benefits of Cleaner Air: Unpacking the process for estimates of health co-benefits of low-carbon infrastructure through reduced air pollution
- The Health Co-Benefits of a Clean Growth Future: Identifying health co-benefits associated with low-carbon infrastructure projects in the buildings, energy, and transport sectors
- The Nature of Health: Integrating health considerations in urban nature-based solutions
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November is Health Month at SPI:
This event was part of a series exploring the intersection of health, nature, climate, and the economy. View the other webinars in this series:
- November 10 – The Nature of Health
- November 18 - A Green, Healthy Recovery from COVID-19.
- November 25 - How can Health Considerations Drive Climate Action?