Climate change adaptation means ensuring we are ready for current and future climate-related challenges.
We must do everything we can to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate further climate change. At the same time, we need to adapt our systems and people for the inevitable and unpredictable risks that come with a changing climate.
Visit the pages below for information and resources to stay healthy and help you be prepared:
Research and reports
HealthADAPT Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment
In 2019, Health Canada awarded funding to Fraser Health and partners under the federal HealthADAPT program to conduct a Climate Change and Health Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment to understand risks to population health, facilities and the health system and existing levels of preparedness.
With learnings from the Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment process, we have collaborated with community partners to create a Climate Change and Health Adaptation Framework. This framework includes specific recommendations to build community and health system resiliency organized across six pillars:
- Emergency preparedness and response
- Risk assessment, epidemiology and research
- Leadership and advocacy
- Health equity