Canadian Cardiovascular Society

Did you know the World Health Organization considers climate change the “single biggest health threat facing humanity?”1 In fact, it is affecting cardiovascular health globally due to air pollution and extreme heat.

On this Earth Day, the CCS is pleased to highlight our Climate Change Working Group, who are dedicated to:

  • Raising awareness about the effects of climate change and mitigation strategies;
  • Promoting the adoption of individual and collective climate actions; and
  • Advocating for policy change in support of climate action and cardiovascular health.

Our work to date

The CCS has advocated to the federal government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, eliminate public financing to oil and gas companies, and help workers and communities succeed in a low-carbon economy.

Despite the recent release of Canada’s Emissions Reduction Plan, climate experts recognize “we are still not on track to limit global heating to safe levels (1.5 C) this century”.2 Plus, the federal government has yet to fulfil its promise to phase out public financing for oil and gas companies despite substantial investments in clean air in Budget 2022.

What’s next?  

  • More federal advocacy
  • Developing and releasing a CCS climate change call to action
  • Establishing and implementing CCS’s climate action commitments
  • Professional development opportunities to learn more about climate change, cardiovascular health, and climate actions for you and your patients

Stay tuned for more climate change updates!

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