January 2013

The Atlas of Health and Climate

The World Health Organization (WHO) and World Meteorological Organization (WMO) have collaborated to created the Atlas of Health and Climate, a document that draws linkages between climate change and the increase in diseases such as such as diarrhoea, malaria, meningitis and dengue fever.  As stated in the preface prepared by WHO Director General Dr. Margaret Chan and WMO Secretary General Michel Jarraud, the atlas "provides sound scientific information on the connections between weather and climate and major health challenges.

Policy Documents in Brief

One of the CRC's research objectives is to make a difference through our research. We also want to contribute to more evidence-based policy-making, especially in our field of sustainable community development. We have produced two policy documents for decision-makers, A Policy Agenda for Canadian Municipalities and An Action Agenda for Rethinking Growth and Prosperity. Recently, we have just prepared two briefing notes that summarize these two documents to give to community leaders and decision-makers.