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Climate Health Risks in Megacities: Sustainable Management and Strategic Planning / Edition 1

Climate Health Risks in Megacities: Sustainable Management and Strategic Planning / Edition 1

by Cesar Marolla


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ISBN-13: 9781498767743
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/06/2016
Pages: 369
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Cesar Marolla is a Senior Sustainability Leader and consultant with vast experience working for global corporations and NGO’s. He has worked in sustainability, climate change, risk management, business marketing strategies in sustainability and corporate responsibility in Europe, South America, Middle East, and Northeast Africa and in the US. Mr. Marolla has assembled sustainability assessments and best practice for Fortune 500 corporations and participated in climate talks with the United Nations Conference of Parties (COP) and international NGO’s such as the Global eSustainability Initiative dedicated to communicating how the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industries can address and provide solutions for environmental issues. He has interviewed, researched and collaborated with world-renown leaders from the World Health Organization (WHO), World Bank, Deutsche Telekom, United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), United Nations, U.S. Department of Defense, Columbia University and Harvard University.

Mr. Marolla is the recipient of the 2013 Harvard University Derek Bok Civic Prize Award that recognizes creative initiatives in community service and long-standing records of civic achievement. He also received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Department of Defense for his volunteerism supporting the US troops in the Middle East and Northeast Africa under the umbrella of the "Global War on Terror" (GWOT). Moreover, he received a ‘Military Coin’, which is given as a token of affiliation, support, patronage, respect, honor and gratitude, and presented by the Camp Victory Commander in Kuwait, Lieutenant Colonel Lawrence J. Smith. He has received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing from Columbia College and a Master of Liberal Arts Degree in Sustainability and Environmental Management from Harvard University. Cesar has also completed the Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership at the Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Table of Contents


Part 1: Managing Climate Change and Health Risks in Megacities
Chapter 1 Megacities and Public Health
Chapter 2 The IPCC Fifth Assessment Report and its Implications for Human Health and Urban Areas
Chapter 3 The Urban Poor and the Response of Megacities to Dealing with Climate Change Health Risks
Chapter 4 Managing Climate Change and Health Risk in Megacities
Chapter 5 GHG Emissions and Climate Change Risks

Part 2: Risk Management and Its Relation to Climate Change
Chapter 6 Management Strategy for Effecting Change within Megacities
Chapter 7 Turning Theory into Reality: The Benefits of a Risk Management Approach
Chapter 8 Building Resilience and Sustainable Development in the Face of Disasters and Climate Change
Chapter 9 Resilient Communities through Environmental Planning and Design – Accounting for Future Scenarios and Regenerative Capacity
Chapter 10 The Epoch of Smart Cities and Innovation

Part 3: Global Health Risks, Facts and Challenges of Climate Change Implication
Chapter 11 Global Health Risks, the Urban Poor and Climate Change Impacts
Chapter 12 Climate Change Impacts on Health: Urban Poor and Air Pollution in European Context
Chapter 13 National Security and Public Health Implications of Climate Change

Part 4: Case Study: Researched Megacities
Chapter 14 Overview of Megacities Used in Case Study
Chapter 15 The City of New York
Chapter 16 Rio de Janeiro
Chapter 17 Beijing
Chapter 18 Los Angeles
Chapter 19 London
Chapter 20 Mumbai
Chapter 21 Lagos

Part 5: Prognosis for Change
Chapter 22 Risk Management, Strategy and Leadership

Appendix Climate Action in Megacities

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