The Health Practitioner's Guide to Climate Change: Diagnosis and Cure

The Health Practitioner's Guide to Climate Change: Diagnosis and Cure

by Jenny Griffiths
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1844077284

ISBN-13: 9781844077281

Pub. Date: 11/28/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

There are enormous health benefits from tackling climate change. This book provides an introduction for health practitioners and students to climate change and its current and future health impacts. It describes the relationship between health and the environment, gives facts and figures on greenhouse gas emissions and sets out the huge benefits to health of acting

Overview

There are enormous health benefits from tackling climate change. This book provides an introduction for health practitioners and students to climate change and its current and future health impacts. It describes the relationship between health and the environment, gives facts and figures on greenhouse gas emissions and sets out the huge benefits to health of acting on climate change. The authors explain what health practitioners can do at home, at work and in their organizations, and how they can advocate for policies at all levels of government; how to make health services sustainable; how to design healthy, sustainable communities; and how to support action in communities, nationally and globally.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844077281
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/2009
Edition description:
1
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

About the Editors and Authors VII

Foreword Dr R. K. Pachauri XII

Acknowledgements XIV

List of Acronyms and Abbreviations XV

Introduction Sir Andy Haines XVIII

Part I Information 1

1 Greenhouse Gas Emissions: The Hard Facts Felicity Liggins 3

2 Climate Change is Deadly: The Health Impacts of Climate Change Mala Rao 33

3 Health and the Natural Environment David Stone 63

4 The Health Benefits of Action on Climate Change Ian Roberts 87

Part II Action 109

Introduction to Part II Fiona Adshed 111

5 Leadership: How to Influence National and International Policy Mike Gill Robin Stott 119

6 How to Help to Plan a Healthy, Sustainable, Low-carbon Community Hugh Barton Marcus Grant Philip Insall 154

7 How You Can Make a Real Difference Lindsey Stewart Alan Maryon-Davis 197

8 How to Help People to Change Behaviour Lucy Reynolds Allison Thorpe 225

9 How to Take Action in the Community Jenny Griffiths 245

10 How to Help Organizations to Take Action Jenny Griffiths Lucy Reynolds 264

11 How Health Services Can Act David Pencheon 295

12 How to Prepare for the Health Effects of Climate Change Giovanni Leonardi 329

Resources 355

Index 363

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