Dr. Courtney Howard, MD

Research & Policy

Recent Publications

Seeding a planetary health education revolution: institutional sign-on challenge

Courtney Howard et al., The Lancet Planetary Health, November 21, 2023

Why we need a fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty

Courtney Howard, Jess Beagley, Mohamed Eissa, Ojistoh Horn, Jennifer Kuhl, Jeni Miller, Shweta Narayan, Richard Smith, Willow Thickson.,
The Lancet Planetary Health, September 14, 2022

Frequently-Requested Slides

Learning to treat the climate emergency together: social tipping interventions by the health community

These slides and images have been created as tools to help you lead the treatment of the climate emergency in your community–please just credit the paper and authors

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Access the original article here : Learning to treat the climate emergency together: social tipping interventions by the health community

Macro Meso Micro Health Sector Change Story

Access the slides here— free to use, credit Dr Courtney Howard

The Lancet Countdown on Health & Climate Change

First Author, Author

The Lancet Countdown Video. The 2019 report of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change shows that climate change is already damaging the health of the world’s children and is set to shape the wellbeing of an entire generation unless the world meets Paris Agreement targets to limit warming to well below 2˚C.

Read the 2019 report: https://hubs.ly/H0lN8md0

Published: November 14, 2019

"Climate Changes Health in Canada" — taken from the 2019 Lancet Countdown Policy Brief for Canada

Global Climate and Health Alliance— The Limits of Viability

Report: The Limits of Livability – The emerging threat of smoke impacts on health from forest fires and climate change
“Bigger, more frequent forest and bush fires are having increased and not yet well-studied health impacts on people – including through longer and more frequent exposure to fire smoke by larger populations in distant cities – according to a report by the Global Climate and Health Alliance.”

Canada Communicable Disease Report

First Author

Canada Communicable Disease Report. May 2, 2019. 

The Lancet


The Lancet. September 30, 2020. 

CAPE : Health Recovery Plan


Healthy Recovery Plan, by the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment. Summer 2020.

Canadian Medical Association Journal


CMAJ. Vol. 190, Issue 50. 17 Dec 2018

CMAJ. Vol. 186, Issue 12. 2 Sep 2014


CMAJ. Vol. 187, Issue 14. 6 Oct 2015

CMAJ. Vol. 187, Issue 13.22 Sep 2015