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A new academic centre aims to advance education, research, and impact in planetary health and sustainable health systems, fostering a better future for generations to come.

Climate change stands as one of the most significant threats to global health, with decades of research demonstrating both large and inequitably distributed health harms. The healthcare sector itself is a significant contributor to climate change — accounting for approximately 5% of global greenhouse gas emissions – even as its safe and effective operations are threatened by climate shocks and stresses. As climate instability, nature loss, and pollution escalate, there’s a pressing need to equip healthcare and health science professionals with the skills to tackle these complex ecological and eco-social challenges.

The newly established Collaborative Centre for Climate, Health & Sustainable Care aims to address this global concern to pave the way for a more sustainable future. The centre brings together the expertise of four founding health science faculties at the University of Toronto: the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, the Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, and the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy.


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