Youth are telling global leaders what future they want to see. Through the Youth Climate Report, those leaders are listening. Youth Climate Report offers an influential platform for global youth to report on the science and policy of climate change, and provides opportunities to develop the filmmaking, photography and writing skills needed to make the […]
The Synergies of Planetary Health Research Initiative integrates critical perspectives and evidence-based research to create solutions to global environmental and social problems and to maximize synergies between the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. The initiative is a transdisciplinary collaborative partnership between researchers, practitioners, and environmental and health experts working on governance interlinkages between climate change, biodiversity loss, and health, through a planetary health lens. Biodiversity loss and climate change are two major threats at planetary level, with pervasive impacts […]
Putting the Paris Agreement on the blockchain Using blockchain technology to connect the National Carbon Accounts of all countries in the world, this project enables cross-border collaboration on investment in emissions reductions. Building on the public blockchain greatly improves accessibility, transparency and ease of use - democratizing this critical aspect of the future economy.
The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change is an international research collaboration dedicated to tracking the world's response to climate change and how it affects global health. Reporting annually since 2015, the project measures a set of indicators which speak to the progress made and the progress we have yet to make. […]
To address the rising cost of medicines, patients and policymakers are increasingly turning to personal importation through Internet Pharmacies. Despite their potential to improve access to affordable medicines, most countries do not sufficiently regulate Internet Pharmacies, exacerbating public health risks. This project convenes stakeholders, including the Canadian Internet Pharmacy Association & PharmacyChecker.org, to establish model […]
Substandard & falsified medical products pose a threat to patient & population health and undermines the success of the Sustainable Development Goals. This project examines the public health & socioeconomic impacts of these products and analyzes data from the WHO Global Surveillance & Monitoring System which captures, for the first time, global reporting on substandard […]
Blockchain technologies offer tremendous opportunities to build secure & transparent mechanisms in global health. This project convenes a coalition of research & implementation actors to explore the feasibility & appropriateness of distributed ledger technology in pharmaceutical supply chain management, including its ethical, governance & oversight implications.
The Chilwa Basin, Malawi, is among the regions most affected by climate change worldwide. Working with Chilwa Basin communities & partners, this project develops a computer-based simulation to model the relationship between climate change & human health based on local interactions & dynamics. The project’s next iterations takes place in Bangladesh and Paraguay.
Restrictive policies & climate change are key determinants of health for migrants from Central America. The confluence of environmental degradation in the Northern Triangle of Central America & eroding migrant protection increases already high risks to migrants' safety & health at every stage of their migration process. This project examines how environmental changes in the […]
The Global Strategy Lab is concerned with the most pressing global challenges. Directed by Steven J. Hoffman and based at York University and the University of Ottawa, the Lab focuses on three priorities: 1. Generate evidence about different global strategies including when, how and why they can be used to tackle transnational health threats and […]