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Climate health risks in megacities: sustainable management and strategic planning

By: Marolla, Cesar.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Boca Raton CRC Press 2017Description: xxxix, 329 p.ISBN: 9781498767743.Subject(s): Urban health | Climatic changes - Health aspects | Sustainable urban development | City planning - Health aspects | Emergency management - Planning | Urban ecology - SociologyDDC classification: 362.1042 Summary: Features • Includes universal frameworks and processes to provide a structured approach to cope with climate change impacts in megacities • Features detail-oriented research and analysis of climate change health risks • Discusses seven megacities' case studies in developed and developing countries • Uses a risk management system approach that deals with climate variability and its impacts before and after the severe weather event hits the city • Helps readers understand the actual policies and adopt them more speedily and efficiently as climate change impacts on health become more evident Summary Climate Health Risks in Megacities: Sustainable Management and Strategic Planning courageously confronts the immense challenges of alleviating climate change and takes the initiative to layout an agenda that calls for action in the rapidly changing landscape of our global climate. This guide provides a constructive methodology for developing and implementing risk management and operational continuity management systems to climate change effects on urban populations. It addresses key issues such as physical location, proper sanitation, food security and vector-borne diseases against the backdrop of climate change, and then model its effect on the urban dwellers. The author also reveals the benefits of implementing a unique risk management approach to combat global threats and focuses on building urban resilience in the face of disasters. Prepared with a comprehensive and forward-thinking style, this book draws on indispensable case studies in key megacities like New York, Los Angeles, Beijing, Rio de Janeiro, London, Mumbai, and Lagos, and links researchers, scientists, city’s mayors, environmentalists, policy-makers and world leaders from central areas to review, reflect, and expound on future directions https://www.crcpress.com/Climate-Health-Risks-in-Megacities-Sustainable-Management-and-Strategic/Marolla/p/book/9781498767743
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Features
• Includes universal frameworks and processes to provide a structured approach to cope with climate change impacts in megacities
• Features detail-oriented research and analysis of climate change health risks
• Discusses seven megacities' case studies in developed and developing countries
• Uses a risk management system approach that deals with climate variability and its impacts before and after the severe weather event hits the city
• Helps readers understand the actual policies and adopt them more speedily and efficiently as climate change impacts on health become more evident
Summary
Climate Health Risks in Megacities: Sustainable Management and Strategic Planning courageously confronts the immense challenges of alleviating climate change and takes the initiative to layout an agenda that calls for action in the rapidly changing landscape of our global climate. This guide provides a constructive methodology for developing and implementing risk management and operational continuity management systems to climate change effects on urban populations. It addresses key issues such as physical location, proper sanitation, food security and vector-borne diseases against the backdrop of climate change, and then model its effect on the urban dwellers. The author also reveals the benefits of implementing a unique risk management approach to combat global threats and focuses on building urban resilience in the face of disasters. Prepared with a comprehensive and forward-thinking style, this book draws on indispensable case studies in key megacities like New York, Los Angeles, Beijing, Rio de Janeiro, London, Mumbai, and Lagos, and links researchers, scientists, city’s mayors, environmentalists, policy-makers and world leaders from central areas to review, reflect, and expound on future directions


https://www.crcpress.com/Climate-Health-Risks-in-Megacities-Sustainable-Management-and-Strategic/Marolla/p/book/9781498767743

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