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Sign on to our Call to Action on Climate

Change & Health

 

This October, I will vote for a government that will uphold environmental protection, economic justice and human rights. Any government that represents me must have an evidence-based environmental plan that: 

  • Implements a strong climate action plan that meets our international commitments to keep global warming below
    catastrophic levels.
    -There is no more time to waste. The next government must immediately put into place a plan to significantly reduce
    our greenhouse gas emissions, and the reductions must begin shortly after.
  • Establishes economic equality and ensure social justice.
    – The transition to a low carbon economy includes ensuring economic equality and social justice. Through this
    approach, we can create systems and structures to ensure that all Canadians are afforded the dignity and respect to
    live a good life.
  • Respects and promotes the inherent rights of Indigenous Peoples outlined in the UN Declaration on the Rights of
    Indigenous Peoples.
    – For too long, Canada has made Indigenous rights a secondary consideration. True reconciliation means grappling
    with the hard truths of our past, and upholding the principles of free, prior and informed consent.
  • Restore nature and prevent wildlife extinction
    – Nature not only gives us joy at its marvels, it is also our best defense against climate change and species loss. With
    habitats disappearing and entire species dying at unprecedented rates, Canada is under threat. Nature protects us
    and we must protect it.
  • Ensure a livable planet for our children
    – The clock is ticking. With Canada warming at twice the global rate, bold change is needed so that today’s kids have
    a safe world to grow up in. My vote depends on it. Our children’s futures depend on it.

Climate Change is Already Harming Human Health

Climate change is already harming the mental and physical health of Canadians – with wildfires, smoke-laden air, floods, emergency evacuations, power shortages, food insecurity, insect-borne diseases, hurricanes and heatwaves – that are become more frequent and more intense.   

Globally, climate change is having a devastating impact on human health.  The World Health Organization estimates that heat waves, insect-borne diseases, malnutrition, and infectious diseases alone will claim 250,000 lives per year by 2030.  The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) found that 2oC of warming would be catastrophic for ecological systems and human health and forcing hundreds of millions of people into poverty by 2050.

Climate Solutions can produce Significant Health Benefits

The burning of fossil fuels is responsible for 7,100 early deaths each year in Canada.  By reducing our use of fossil fuels such as coal, oil, gasoline, diesel and natural gas, we can save lives, reduce chronic diseases, and cut healthcare costs while fighting climate change. 

Chronic diseases cost Canada about $200 billion per year in health-related costs. By investing in public transit, cycling and walking, which increases physical activity, we can save lives, reduce chronic diseases and healthcare costs while fighting climate change. 

We need to Act Fast to Prevent Catastrophic Climate Change

To keep global warming from exceeding 1.5oC, we must cut global emissions by 45% by 2030.  This means we have 11 years to put the policies and programs needed in place. CAPE, working in collaboration with the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA), the Urban Public Health Network (UPHN), and the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA), developed a Call to Action on Climate Change and Health.  With this Call to Action, we are calling on all national political parties in Canada to make a commitment to keep global warming below 1.5oC and to come up with comprehensive, evidence-based plans that will ensure Canada does its fair share. 

We need your help. 

Sign on to our call for an evidence-based environmental plan and our Call to Action to show our national political parties that Canadians want a healthy planet and healthy people.

Endorse the Call to Action on Climate Change and Health

Climate Change is Harming Human Health

On February 5th, CAPE, in collaboration with the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA), the Urban Public Health Network (UPHN), and the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA), released a Call to Action on Climate Change and Health. We are calling on all national political parties in Canada to make a commitment to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees C and we need your help.

Climate change is already harming the mental and physical health of Canadians with air pollution, emergency evacuations, power shortages, food insecurity, insect-borne diseases, and with floods, tornados, hurricanes, wildfires and heatwaves that are more frequent and more intense.
Globally, climate change is having a devastating impact on human health. The World Health Organization estimates that heat waves, insect-borne diseases, malnutrition, and infectious diseases alone will claim 250,000 lives per year by 2030.

The International Panel on Climate Change found that 2oC of warming would be catastrophic for ecological systems and human health, forcing hundreds of millions of people into poverty by 2050.

Climate Solutions can Produce Significant Health Benefits for Canadians

The burning of fossil fuels is responsible for 7,100 early deaths each year in Canada. By reducing our use of fossil fuels such as coal, oil, gasoline, diesel and natural gas, we can save lives, reduce chronic diseases, and cut healthcare costs, while fighting climate change.
Chronic diseases cost about $200 billion per year in treatment and lost-time in Canada. By investing in public transit, cycling and walking, which increase physical activity, we can save lives, reduce chronic diseases and healthcare costs, while fighting climate change.

We need to Act Fact to Prevent Catastrophic Climate Change

In 2015, Canada pledged to keep global warming well below 2oC by signing the Paris Agreement. To date, we have fallen far short of the emission reductions needed. In 2020, our emissions are projected to be 111 MT greater than Canada’s 2020 target of 620 MT. To keep global warming from exceeding 1.5oC, we must cut global emissions by 45% by 2030.

Endorse this call to action to show our national political parties that Canadians want us fight climate change.

Kim Perrotta, Executive Director, CAPE, February 2019

**your signature**

487 signatures

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Take Action and stand up for health and the environment today! Sign below and add your voice to improve the health of people by protecting the planet.

Endorse the Call to Action on Climate Change and Health

Climate Change is Harming Human Health

On February 5th, CAPE, in collaboration with the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA), the Urban Public Health Network (UPHN), and the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA), released a Call to Action on Climate Change and Health. We are calling on all national political parties in Canada to make a commitment to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees C and we need your help.

Climate change is already harming the mental and physical health of Canadians with air pollution, emergency evacuations, power shortages, food insecurity, insect-borne diseases, and with floods, tornados, hurricanes, wildfires and heatwaves that are more frequent and more intense.
Globally, climate change is having a devastating impact on human health. The World Health Organization estimates that heat waves, insect-borne diseases, malnutrition, and infectious diseases alone will claim 250,000 lives per year by 2030.

The International Panel on Climate Change found that 2oC of warming would be catastrophic for ecological systems and human health, forcing hundreds of millions of people into poverty by 2050.

Climate Solutions can Produce Significant Health Benefits for Canadians

The burning of fossil fuels is responsible for 7,100 early deaths each year in Canada. By reducing our use of fossil fuels such as coal, oil, gasoline, diesel and natural gas, we can save lives, reduce chronic diseases, and cut healthcare costs, while fighting climate change.
Chronic diseases cost about $200 billion per year in treatment and lost-time in Canada. By investing in public transit, cycling and walking, which increase physical activity, we can save lives, reduce chronic diseases and healthcare costs, while fighting climate change.

We need to Act Fact to Prevent Catastrophic Climate Change

In 2015, Canada pledged to keep global warming well below 2oC by signing the Paris Agreement. To date, we have fallen far short of the emission reductions needed. In 2020, our emissions are projected to be 111 MT greater than Canada’s 2020 target of 620 MT. To keep global warming from exceeding 1.5oC, we must cut global emissions by 45% by 2030.

Endorse this call to action to show our national political parties that Canadians want us fight climate change.

Kim Perrotta, Executive Director, CAPE, February 2019

**your signature**

487 signatures

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