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Climate Health Risks in Megacities

Sustainable Management and Strategic Planning, 1st Edition

By Cesar Marolla

CRC Press

329 pages

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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.

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

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 Sustain

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Environmental
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General