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1.5 degrees
Global warming of 1.5 degrees. An IPCC Special Report - Summary for Policymakers. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). (2018).  

Land use and food
Special Report on Climate Change and Land. An IPCC special report - Summary for policymakers. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). (2019)

Sea level rise and cryosphere
Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate. An IPCC special report - Summary for policymakers. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). (2019).

Summary for policymakers of the global assessment report on biodiversity and ecosystem services. Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). (2019).

Time to Panic. Wallace-Wells, D. (2019). The New York Times, February 16, 2019.

Dear Journalists of Canada: Start Reporting on Climate Change as an Emergency. Holman, S. (2019). The Tyee, May 28 2019.

Online courses

Climate Change: The Science and Global Impact. Online course led by Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science, Penn State University. (2019).

Formation en ligne sur les changements climatiques et la santé. Institut national de santé publique du Québec. (2019).  (In French only).


Michael Keeling

Thierno Diallo


Policy and Climate Change

Climate change is a global emergency. It is also particularly difficult to address for many reasons. Our goal is to help inform policy approaches to mitigate the exponentially-increasing risks, especially to health equity, arising from global heating.







From the perspective of healthy public policies, the Centre will investigate the literature to respond to a few questions, such as:

• What policies can be shown to help?

• What are some of the barriers to progress?

• What are some levers to advance policies?

• How can we identify and act upon potential windows of opportunity?

• What infrastructure and what systems show signs of fragility in the face of stresses like climate change?

• What can we learn from the Covid-19 global emergency that might inform Canada's policy responses to the present climate emergency?

Please send us a note to let us know about what resources you need to advance policies for addressing climate change.

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