The webinar is being presented by Wambui Kipusi, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch, Health Canada. She previously did economic analysis linked to climate change, air pollution and toxic chemicals at Environment and Climate Change Canada. She did her graduate studies in economics, business and policy at Dalhousie University.


The webinar will examine how Governments often take policy actions intended to reduce human health risks from environmental contaminants deemed to adversely affect the wellbeing of Canadians. Assessing the impacts of these actions, and determining whether they are beneficial, can be complex and time-consuming.  In order to inform decision-making and subsequent policy choices, governments draw on expertise from many disciplines including science, engineering and economics.  This presentation will provide:

  • An overview of how economics informs environmental health risk management actions
  • Application examples