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Climate Change, Intersectionality, and GBA+ in British Columbia

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Join the Climate Action Secretariat for a presentation on Climate Change, Intersectionality, and Gender Based Analysis Plus in BC

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How climate change impacts diverse populations is not always obvious. Marginalized populations often face multiple, overlapping inequities which can worsen during and after major climate-related events.

A recent report by Simon Fraser University’s (SFU) Faculty of Health Sciences and SHIFT Collaborative, Climate Change, Intersectionality and GBA+ in British Columbia, explores this topic in depth, drawing on a Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) lens to examine how considerations of sex, gender, race, ethnicity, age, and mental or physical ability (among other identity factors) intersect to influence how different populations in B.C. are affected by climate change.

For this webinar, the Climate Action Secretariat is pleased to welcome the authors of this report to share their findings and recommendations, including how a GBA+ framework can be used to understand the impacts of climate change on diverse populations and which populations are most at risk from climate hazards in B.C.

About the Authors:

Dr. Maya K. Gislason is an assistant professor at SFU's Faculty of Health Sciences, lead for the Planetary Health Research Group, a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar, an Ecohealth International board member, and founder of the Research for Equitable Ecosocial Transformation (RESET) team at SFU.

Dr. Lilia Yumagulova is a Bashkir woman who is passionate about building community resilience to climate change and disasters. With over 20 years of experience in government, NGOs, media, Indigenous communities and supranational organizations in Europe and North America, Lilia is the Program Director for the Preparing Our Home Program that empowers Indigenous youth leadership in community resilience.

Dr. Dawn Hoogeveen is a University Research Associate at SFU in the Faculty of Health Sciences cross appointed with the First Nations Health Authority. Her work examines what it means to do ethically engaged social and environmental health justice research, including on the health impacts of climate change and resource development in Indigenous communities.

Kerri Klein is a process designer, learning specialist and facilitator with expertise in the human, social and equity dimensions of climate change. She has worked for the last 15 years designing and leading collaborative planning and engagement processes with a wide range of sectors and communities. Kerri is the Co-Founder and Director of SHIFT Collaborative.

Jordan Brubacher is an interdisciplinary scientist with expertise in health sciences, GIS and ecology. He is passionate about the environment and has focused his career around studying issues at the intersection of the environment and human health.

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