Community Health & Climate Change Maps
See maps meant to advance our collective understanding of what makes individuals and communities vulnerable to climate change.
Working in partnership with researchers from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health created a series of maps that represent the vulnerability of communities within our health regions to four climate hazards: heat, smoke, ozone, and flooding. These maps are meant to advance our collective understanding of what makes individuals and communities vulnerable to climate change.
Read the community health and climate change map to access project's findings are available to the public.
The annual Lancet Countdown on health and climate change emphasizes that
"Climate change is the greatest global health threat facing the world in the 21st century, but it is also the greatest opportunity to redefine the social and environmental determinants of health."
At VCH, we are committed to mitigation and adaptation approaches that reduce carbon emissions and prepare the population for future climate risks, while also reducing inequity and promoting the health of all communities.