Climate Changes and its Impacts on Health
- 25 March 2019
- Posted by: FMEQ
- Category: Uncategorized
Quebec’s youth took to the streets two weeks ago to clearly express that they were worried about climate change and about the lack of concrete actions taken to solve the issue. The climate change situation, and particularly its impact on human health, is worrying to the province’s medical students and this why we chose this theme for the 2019 edition of our Lobby Day. The data is probative and indicates that climate change has an important impact on our patients’ health and this is why we must urgently remediate the situation.
Here are the top recommendations of this memoir:
- Fighting greenhouse gases, either by improving our carbon market, by setting a tax on carbon, by encouraging greener transport measures or by electrifying our transport vehicles
- Improve the greening of our municipalities, amongst other measures by investing 1% of our provincial building spending on making these installations greener
- To study (more) the effects of climate change and to inform Quebec’s population of its effects on their health
- To put in place more surveillance and adaptation to climate change systems, particularly in the field of public health
- To increase public health spending, whose coffers really need a boost after the 2015 cuts
- To consider the fight against climate change in public health measures
Medical students from everywhere across the province will meet at the National Assembly on the 1st of April to present these conclusions to the MNAs, the goal of which is to bring them to make changes that would promote a healthier environment. We invite you to read the memoir written for this occasion.