Climate change is having devastating impacts on human health. Here’s what healthcare organizations are doing to cope.
The impact climate change has on human health is far from abstract. Rising temperatures, new diseases, and a decline in the ozone layer could significantly impact the health of Canadians. Health focused social impact organizations must adapt to the realities of the climate crisis.
Humanitarian organizations rely on fossil fuels. Here’s how Médecins Sans Frontières is cutting its carbon footprint down
Humanitarian work has climate impacts. Nearly all of the transportation, logistical, and power generation required to keep a field hospital operational depends on fossil fuel use. Not addressing these issues — especially as more people suffer from the effects of climate change — is antithetical to the principles of international aid.
Climate change is one of the greatest existential threats to humanity — and all organizations, including those in the non-profit sector, contribute to it. Overcoming this crisis will require a willingness to consider energy efficiency a priority, even among organizations who don’t typically do environmental advocacy.