Environment, Health And Sustainable Development

Author: Landon, Megan

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335218417

Category: Medical

Page: 221

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This book examines the underlying concepts, the history of environmental health, and the key factors that affect public health including air pollution, water contamination, industrial hazards and agricultural hazards.The increasing impact of global environmental issues is explored as they affect countries throughout the world.

Environment, Health, and Sustainable Development

Author: Aleya Abdel-Hadi,Mostafa K. Tolba,Salah Soliman

Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing

ISBN: 1616763744

Category: Architecture

Page: 304

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Unique insights into the planning, design, and management of sustainable and healthy environmentsThe planning, design, and management of sustainable and healthy environments are the key themes addressed in the papers in this book, selected from the IAPS 19 Conference held in Alexandria (Egypt). Authors from a number of different disciplines discuss challenges, approaches, and successfully implemented environmental measures intended to promote healthy and sustainable environments: healthy environments for children and adults, settlement patterns, housing and sustainability, managing the environment, nature.With reports on research from Scandinavia to Latin America, Japan to the Middle East, by expert authors drawn from four continents, this book offers unique global insights into the planning, design, and management of sustainable and healthy environments that can inform and inspire activities at a local level.

Environment, Health and Sustainable Development

Author: Emma Hutchinson,Sari Kovats

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780335245376

Category:

Page: 264

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Longstanding evidence of the links between the environment, development and human health has led to a recognition of the need for public health policy to address sustainable development in low, middle and high income countries. One of the great challenges for public health practitioners is to understand and try to modify the relationship between the environment and health. This book examines the underlying concepts and history of environmental public health including the key factors: * Air pollution * Chemical contamination * Climate hazards * Housing and the built environment This book has been fully revised to discuss recent international environmental conventions and legislation in the fast-moving world of global environmental health. UK and global issues are covered, such as urbanization and the impact of transport on air pollution, housing and indoor air quality, and the impact of environmental change on high and low income countries. Understanding Public Health is an innovative series published by Open University Press in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, where it is used as a key learning resource for postgraduate programmes. It provides self-directed learning covering the major issues in public health affecting low, middle and high income countries.

Global Development Goals and Linkages to Health and Sustainability

Workshop Summary

Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309288673

Category: Medical

Page: 94

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Global Development Goals and Linkages to Health and Sustainability is the summary of a public three-part webinar series hosted by the Global Environmental Health and Sustainable Development Innovation Collaborative between October and December, 2012. Experts within the fields of environmental and global health and members of government, academia, and civil society discussed global development goals that will focus on sustainable development to inform the Rio+20 post-2015 development agenda framework, which will likely be adopted at the September 2015 UN General Assembly. This report focuses on possible health-related measures and metrics that can be utilized for creating new Sustainable Development Goals as the Millennium Development Goals sunset in 2015, using existing measurements that can be adapted to track progress of global sustainable development and human health.

Participation and Learning

Perspectives on Education and the Environment, Health and Sustainability

Author: Alan Reid,Bjarne Bruun Jensen,Jutta Nikel,Venka Simovska

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402064160

Category: Science

Page: 345

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This ground-breaking collection brings together a range of perspectives on the philosophy, design and experience of participatory approaches within education and the environment, health and sustainability. Chapters address participatory work with children, youth and adults in both formal and non-formal settings. Authors combine reflections on experience, models and case studies of participatory education with commentary on key debates and issues.

Environmental Management, Sustainable Development and Human Health

Author: Eddie N. Laboy-Nieves,Fred C. Schaffner,Ahmed Abdelhadi,Mattheus F.A. Goosen

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203881255

Category: Science

Page: 594

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Sustainable development is now considered by many organizations and their stakeholders the model to follow. An increasing number of companies currently act and communicate based on their triple performance (i.e. economic, environmental and social). Educators and scientists can follow this example by keeping in mind the bigger picture when it comes doing research and educating young people, helping improve the overall health of the society in which we live. This book assesses some of the major environmental problems facing developing and developed regions of the world and suggests solutions for resolving them. It discusses environmental education projects that help to raise awareness in young people about the interrelationships between pollution, the environment and society.

Lifelong Learning and Education in Healthy and Sustainable Cities

Author: U.M. Azeiteiro,M. AKERMAN,W. Leal Filho,A.F.F. Setti,L.L. Brandli

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331969474X

Category: Science

Page: 635

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This book presents essential insights into lifelong learning and education in healthy and sustainable cities, providing a basis for strategies to help achieve the 2030 Agenda sustainable development and health promotion goals. The interface between environment, health and lifelong learning is fundamental to attaining these goals, and as such, the book gathers interdisciplinary reflections from researchers, educators and other experts concerning the links between environmental quality, human health, human education and well-being, and addressing inequality, unplanned urbanization, migration, lifestyles, and consumption and production patterns. Topics include: Urban planning to address inequality in health and urban poverty; Healthy cities and healthy environments; Governance for sustainable development; Social determinants of health oriented on sustainable development goals; Education and lifelong learning for sustainability; Energy security, access and efficiency; Sustainable cities, buildings and infrastructure.

International Perspectives on Environment, Development, and Health

Toward a Sustainable World : a Collaborative Initiative of the World Health Organization, the United Nations Development Programme, and the Rockefeller Foundation

Author: Gurinder S. Shahi

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826191908

Category: Social Science

Page: 729

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A collaborative initiative of the World Health Organization, the United Nations Development Programme, and the Rockefeller Foundation, this comprehensive text covers the extensive health concerns related to environment and development. The book systematically explores each topic through a conceptual framework, a review of approaches and methodologies, and a look at policy considerations. A selection of international case studies and a presentation of specific diverse opinions and perspectives are also conveyed, ending with an outline for research and intervention priorities.

Health and Sustainability

An Introduction

Author: Tee L. Guidotti

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199325685

Category: Medical

Page: 472

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Health and sustainability have become ubiquitous topics in all realms of popular discourse. What these discussions often overlook is the fact that the two concepts are interrelated, and that their surrounding policies and practices can often inform and reinforce each other. As sustainability measures are already in place across many levels of government, there is now an opportunity to extend these principles to improve health care and health care policy. Health and Sustainability: An Introduction details how the values of sustainability can be applied to the design of health systems and the delivery of primary care. By providing a practical framework for understanding complicated sustainability problems related to health, the book offers an authoritative resource for understanding: - health and environmental rights - parallels between human toxicology and ecotoxicology - how health promotion strategy can be a template for sustainability - health science and how it can be used to support decisions in health and sustainability - how scientific knowledge is achieved, understood, accepted, and used in health and environmental advocacy, and how this relates to sustainability Students and practitioners in health will benefit from this introduction to sustainability, and those in sustainability and environmental studies will benefit from this application to human health. Health and Sustainability offers a roadmap for successfully integrating these approaches for healthier people and environment.

Das Kyoto-Protokoll

Internationale Klimapolitik für das 21. Jahrhundert

Author: Sebastian Oberthür,Hermann E. Ott

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3663014347

Category: Social Science

Page: 443

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Die internationale Klimapolitik ist an einem Wendepunkt angekommen. Die Annahme des Kyoto-Protokolls ist ein großer Schritt in dem Versuch der Menschheit, die schädlichen Folgen des Klimawandels zu begrenzen. Dieses Buch, geschrieben von zwei deutschen Experten, erklärt die naturwissenschaftlichen, ökonomischen sowie politischen Bedingungen desTreibhauseffekts und erläutert die Hintergründe der Annahme des Kyoto-Protokolls. Das Buch analysiert in seinem Mittelteil den Vertragstext im Stile eines Gesetzeskommentars, nennt die offenen Fragen und gibt mögliche Antworten für die Weiterentwicklung der Normen. In einem dritten Teil werden Schlussfolgerungen gezogen, die politische Landschaft nach Kyoto beleuchtet und eine Leadership-Initiative für die Europäische Union vorgestellt, um die Handlungsmacht gegenüber den USA wieder zu erlangen.

Public Health Linkages with Sustainability

Workshop Summary

Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309287898

Category: Medical

Page: 147

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In 1992 world leaders met at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro to reaffirm the Declaration of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment that was established on June 16, 1972 in Stockholm. The meeting resulted in the adoption of Agenda 21 by the member states which is a framework for the transition to a more sustainable world. In 2012 the members gathered to assess and reaffirm the importance of progress towards the efforts of Agenda 21. In response to this the Institute of Medicine's (IOM's) Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine held a workshop to inform the policies that are discussed at the 2012 Earth Summit. The workshop, held in Woods Hole, Massachusetts on July 25-26, 2011, focused on the issue of sustainability and health as well as the linkages that are currently present between the two. The workshop included presentations and discussions which are summarized in Public Health Linkages with Sustainability: Workshop Summary. The report presents how different areas of public health, such as food and water resources, link to sustainability and opportunities or venues that can be examined.

Basic Environmental Health

Author: Annalee Yassi

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019513558X

Category: Medical

Page: 441

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This comprehensive interdisciplinary text introduces the principles and methods needed to assess and manage environmental health risk. It presents an overview of the scientific basis of environmental health hazards and a basic approach to risk assessment and risk management. The book provides a thorough discussion of routes of exposure and addresses the relationship between environmental health and sustainable development. It also covers ethical issues and action planning.

Environmental Health

Bridging the Gaps

Author: James A. Listorti,Fadi M. Doumani

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821346877

Category: Medical

Page: 372

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Environmental health remains at the periphery of sustainable development, because it is inadequately defined and institutionally fragmented. This publication aims to provide ways of addressing this multisectoral problem. It is in three parts. The first looks at harmonising sectoral priorities and shows that environmental health can target at least as much disease as the health sector. The second part provides environmental health assessment guidelines. The third part looks at the results of a pilot project to put theory into practice in Ghana.

Sustainability, the Environment and Urbanization

Author: Cedric Pugh

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 9781853833571

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

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The 1992 Rio Summit and subsequent literature and debate has focused on 'green' issues such as biodiversity, climate change and marine pollution. Much less has been written concerning the 'brown' agenda: factors such as poor sanitation and water quality, air pollution and housing problems which are particularly prevalent in Third World cities. Sustainability, the Environment and Urbanisation provides a comprehensive overview of the brown agenda, with case studies and examples from a number of Southern countries. It looks at the broad economic context behind the problems and covers the conceptual issues of sustainability, infrastructure and health programmes, as well as assessing environmental appraisal methods. Clearly written, with contributions from some of the leading experts in the field, the book will appeal to students on environmental and developmental courses, researchers, and all those concerned with the 'healthy cities' movement.

Health Ecology

Health, Culture and Human-Environment Interaction

Author: Thomas Boleyn,Morteza Honari

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134734263

Category: Science

Page: 296

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This ground-breaking study offers new challenges to those teaching, studying or developing strategies and policies in health and the environment.Bringing together a variety of approaches from different perspectives and different locations, the contributors examine the various dimensions of health ecology in a human ecology framework, examining how local, regional and global factors impinge upon the health and environment of individuals, communities and the globe.

Urban Design

Health and the Therapeutic Environment

Author: Cliff Moughtin,Paola Signoretta,Kate McMahon Moughtin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1856176142

Category: Architecture

Page: 262

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'Urban Design: Health and the Therapeutic Environment' demonstrates how urban design and planning impact on public health and sustainable development. Moughtin et al. explore the concept of what makes a physically and psychologically 'healthy' environment in the context of the paramount need for new homes where living standards are not compromised, in increasingly crowded cities. • Sets out the history and development of the healthy city, from the English spa town to standards of care in Cuba to provide a context for modern urban health development. • Covers a wide range of environmental, ecological, health and epidemiological issues. • Case studies and examples show how health policy and procedure is practically applied to sustainable urban development. 'Urban Design: Health and the Therapeutic Environment' outlines best practice for healthy, sustainable urban design and provides a reference tool for architects, urban designers, landscape architects, health professionals and planners. Emeritus Professor Cliff Moughtin was Professor of Planning in The Queen's University Belfast and The University of Nottingham. He is author of a number of books including the series of five Urban Design titles for Architectural Press. Kate McMahon Moughtin is a psychotherapist. She is author of Focused Therapy for Organisations and Individuals. She is interested in how literature and environmental infl uences contribute to wellbeing. Paola Signoretta is a human geographer. She is a senior research associate in the Centre for Research in Social Policy, Loughborough University. She is interested in the geographies of health, deprivation and social and financial exclusion. * As a new text in the established Urban Design series, Health and the Therapeutic Environment will allow students and practitioners to expand their knowledge gained from other series books and follow Moughtin's established methodology for exploring issues of health and sustainable development. * UK case material shows how theory of design is put into practice, allowing readers to apply the principles of urban design to real life examples. * Theoretical underpinning of urban design practice allows the reader to gain a complete knowledge base.