1st Edition

Climate Health Risks in Megacities
Sustainable Management and Strategic Planning





ISBN 9781498767743
Published December 6, 2016 by CRC Press
329 Pages

USD $215.00

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Book Description

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

Foreword
Preface



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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Biography

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

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