Climate change adaptation in public health : Over 10 years of progress in Quebec
Céline Campagna, PhD
The BCCDC/NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar Series provides an opportunity for learning and knowledge exchange on a variety of environmental health topics. The seminars can be attended in-person or online.
Speaker: Céline Campagna, Responsable scientifique adjointe, Institut national de santé publique du Québec
Abstract: In 2007, the Quebec government released its Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP) which included an important public health adaptation component. The ministry of Health and Social Services mandated the Public Health Institute (INSPQ) for the development, management and implementation of the whole program. With the ongoing 2013-2021 CCAP, we are stepping forward to more concerted and larger-scale projects on urban heat islands reduction, research and monitoring of adaptation knowledge and behaviours, a strategy to reduce allergenic pollens, psychosocial surveillance and interventions after major meteorological events, etc. This presentation will provide an overview of past, current, and future climate change adaptation projects at the INSPQ.