We need ambitious climate action—now
Climate change has, and will continue to have, devastating impacts on our health. Read the latest CMA advocacy on this important issue.
“Climate change has always been a health issue. We strongly urge governments and policymakers to collaborate on making sustainable, evidence-based choices to slow the impact of climate change today and into the future.” – Dr. Kathleen Ross, CMA president
Adapting to a changing climate
The World Health Organization has identified climate change as this century’s single biggest health threat. Here’s how the CMA is responding:
Advocating for a net zero health system: Canada’s health system contributes 5% to the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. It doesn’t have to be that way.
Recommendations for environmentally sustainable health systems in Canada: There are actions governments, health administrators and practitioners can take — from reducing waste to rethinking health infrastructure — to mitigate the impacts of climate change on health outcomes.
Putting our investments in line with our values: Building on our commitment to a healthier planet, the CMA and our subsidiaries are divesting from stakes in energy companies whose primary business relies on fossil fuels.
Learn more about how we can help heal the planet and support a healthier population by doing care differently.
Keep up with our work on a better future of health.
Together with The Globe and Mail, we’re hosting a series of national events focused on approaches to improve patient access, experience, equity and outcomes across public and private systems in Canada. Register for the upcoming sessions today.