Climate Change and Health Equity: The Imperative for Community-Based Resilience
Climate change remains one of the greatest threats to global public health, and communities that are already vulnerable are being hit the hardest. With extreme heat and weather disasters becoming a regular occurrence around the world, the need for equitable and reliable access to healthcare is more important than ever. There is no overarching solution – having a meaningful and long-lasting impact often requires local insights and tailored approaches to meet the unique needs of different communities.
In this session we’ll discuss:
- How can we advance tangible, community-based approaches to climate adaptation, resilience and care?
- What steps are needed to bolster climate resilience in community healthcare clinics and support frontline healthcare providers to care for patients experiencing climate-related health impacts?
- What role can business leaders, health workers and health equity advocates play in leading the change?