How does climate change affect social work and social development? What actions are needed to integrate the three pillars of economic development, environmental development and social protection? With global warming and the increase in natural disasters due to the emission of greenhouse gases, an alternative approach to the natural environment is vital. The main focus of this volume is to emphasize the person-in-environment concept and to find measures for its implementation. For social work the environment has traditionally been viewed as a world of human relationships as opposed to the interaction between man and environment. This informative and incisively written edited collection brings together experts from around the world to analyze the person-in-environment concept and to find measures for its implementation. Through the presentation of theoretical and practical platforms for environmental social work or ’green social work’, we hope to bring about a new paradigmatic shift in our attitude to the concept of person-in- environment.
Sven Hessle is Professor of Social Work at Stockholm University in Sweden and editor in chief of The International Journal of Social Welfare.
'These three volumes [see also Human Rights and Social Equality: Challenges for Social Work and Global Social Transformation and Social Action: The Role of Social Workers] have the intention of covering the ’most important social aspects of social work and development in the world today’, a writes Sven Hessle, Professor of Social Work at Stockholm University, in the introduction to the volumes. ... The many contributions of three volumes, albeit very diverse in form as well as in substance, provide food for thought about the global agenda.' European Journal of Social Work