Governments aren’t taking responsibility for climate change’s human health catastrophe. These changemakers are forcing them.

Why It Matters

Governments are reluctant to commit billions of dollars for bold, urgent climate adaptation efforts unless forced by courts or activism. This process isn’t easy, but there are strategies to pressure powerful institutions to address human health.

Canada's National Adaptation Strategy is the first plan of its kind to prepare communities for climate disaster. Here are its blind spots.

Why It Matters

The NAS doesn’t give enough detail to act as a comprehensive blueprint on adapting Canada to climate change, yet many communities are already facing extreme weather. Social purpose organizations may have to fill in the blanks.

Canada makes “significant pledges” at COP15, announces Indigenous guardians network, but needs provincial buy-in to protect biodiversity

Why It Matters

One in five wild species in Canada is at risk of extinction. A strong, global commitment is needed to prevent the destruction of the world’s remaining biodiversity.

Should rich countries pay for climate-related health crises in Global South countries? Humanitarian organizations say yes – but it’s complicated

Why It Matters

Canada promises to be a leader in addressing the climate crisis, yet its emissions are contributing to health-related climate disasters in the Global South.

Dr. Theresa Tam says climate change is the single biggest threat to human health on the planet. Here’s what social purpose organizations can do right now

Why It Matters

Canada is warming twice as fast as the rest of the world. Those changes will bring with them a host of profound healthcare challenges, from brutal heat waves to more frequent disease outbreaks - and social purpose organizations play a critical role in Canada’s healthcare system.

CARE International is addressing climate-caused starvation, flood-borne illness, and gender-based violence. Here are the concerns they’re bringing to COP27

Why It Matters

Global North nations, including Canada, are hundreds of billions of dollars short on the necessary climate funding commitments needed to help Global South countries weather climate-related healthcare issues.