The Canadian Institute for Climate Choices has just released a new commissioned case study from Dr. Ingrid Waldron, Environmental Racism and Climate Change: Determinants of Health in Mi’kmaw and African Nova Scotian communities.

Vulnerable communities will be the first and most affected by climate change, and Dr. Waldron’s case study states that climate policy should “go beyond simply identifying risks and begin to address the ways climate vulnerability is being created by current policies and systems.” Applying a climate justice lens, Dr. Waldron worked with African Nova Scotians and Mi’kmaw communities to conduct research on how structural determinants shape health outcomes, and the interrelationship between climate change, race, socio-economic status, and class.

All climate policy has implications for social justice and human rights, and we are excited by this work commissioned by the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices.

Read Dr. Waldron’s case study hereĀ 

Discover the Climate Choices blog post on the need for centring social justice in climate policy here