To combat the health implications of climate change within Simcoe Muskoka, in 2013 the health unit identified Climate Change as the agency Priority Public Health Issue. A three-phased action plan has been created, which aims to identify which changes due to climate change can be expected within our area, and which populations are most vulnerable to these changes. The Health Unit will also strive to work with our municipalities and community partners to come up with strategies to mitigate and adapt to our changing climate.
Reports, Publications and Links
Climate Change Action Plan - Ontario’s five year plan to fight climate change, reduce greenhouse gas pollution and transition to a low-carbon economy, June 2016
Climate Change: Knowledge and Perceived Impacts Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, November 2015
Canada in a Changing Climate - Chapter 7: Human Health - Canada in a Changing Climate: Sector Perspectives on Impacts and Adaptation 2014
How will a Changing Climate Affect the Health of People Living in Canada? - Health Canada