Linking Transportation, Air Quality, Climate Change and Health Impacts
Hosted by: Dot Bonnenfant
The event will start on: Jun 08, 02:00pm EDT
And will end on: Jun 08, 03:00pm EDT
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The Public Health Agency of Canada is hosting this Fireside Chat to mark 'Clean Air Day'
Join one of Canada’s leading environmental health scientists for a presentation describing the current status of air pollution effects on the health of Canadians and opportunities to reduce these impacts through healthy urban design.
Air quality management strategies have resulted in significant improvements in urban air quality in Canadian cities, yet there remains clear evidence of substantial public health impacts amongst Canadians. Linkages between climate change and air pollution through common emission sources and health impacts will require increased application of traditional health protection measures and climate mitigation approaches that do not compromise air quality. These interactions also suggest novel opportunities for climate, air quality and health co-benefits. Healthy urban design, in which active transportation is facilitated, can lead to emission reductions while providing further potential health benefits through increased physical activity.
Advisor on Tap:
Dr. Michael Brauer Professor,
School of Population and Public Health
The University of British Columbia
Michael Brauer is a Professor in the School of Population and Public Health at The University of British Columbia. He also directs the Bridge Program – a strategic training program linking public health, engineering and policy. He is recognized internationally for his research on air pollution exposure and health impacts. He has participated in studies throughout the world and served on advisory committees to the World Health Organization, the US National Academy of Sciences, the Royal Society of Canada, the International Joint Commission and governments in North America and Asia.