Links to the organisations that are driving climate change resiliency for health care

Organisations

There are numerous organisations, both in Canada and globally, dedicated to promoting environmental stewardship, resiliency planning, and operational improvement for health care facilities. This list includes some of the most prominent and relevant to Canadian facilities in particular.


Project Organisations

These organisations assisted in the development of the Health Care Facility Climate Change Resiliency Toolkit.

The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care is Canada's premier integrated green health care resource network; a national voice and catalyst for environmental change.
www.greenhealthcare.ca
The U.K. Centre for Sustainable Healthcare is the foremost institution in the world working on sustainable healthcare in research and practice.
sustainablehealthcare.org.uk
The Climate Change Directorate develops policy for mitigation and adaptation and leads the delivery of Nova Scotia's Climate Change Action Plan.
climatechange.gov.ns.ca
Health Canada is the Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health, while respecting individual choices and circumstances.
www.hc-sc.gc.ca
Nova Scotia Environment focuses on climate change, protecting our environment and advancing our ambitious environmental goals.
www.novascotia.ca/nse/climate-change

Canadian Organisations

The Centre's mission is to facilitate and maintain optimal Canadian health emergency preparedness by providing expert consensus based on evidence and best practice. www.ceep.ca
Environment Canada's mandate is to coordinate environmental policies and programs for the federal government.
www.ec.gc.ca/cc
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) seeks to enhance the responsible development and use of Canada’s natural resources and the competitiveness of Canada’s natural resources products.
www.nrcan.gc.ca/environment/impacts-adaptation
www.nrcan.gc.ca/forests/climate-change

International Organisations

Health Care Without Harm is an international coalition of hospitals and health care systems.
www.noharm.org
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change.
www.ipcc.ch
Tyndall Centre is an internationally recognised source of high quality and integrated climate change research.
www.tyndall.ac.uk
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system.
www.who.int