Ensuring a Sustainable Future: Making Progress on Environment and Equity

Hardcover | October 24, 2013

EditorJody Heymann, Magda Barrera

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There is very little argument that the world is facing severe environmental challenges. Ongoing air and water pollution, increasing energy consumption, and the depletion of natural resources have all placed considerable stress on the capacity of our environment to support the present qualityof human life in a sustainable manner. Ensuring a Sustainable Future does what few previous works have: it examines these trends' disproportionate impact on the poor and the economically viable solutions that can serve to remedy them - solutions that simultaneously address environmental and economic problems. This gap in previousresearch, evidence, and writing has left low-income countries often unwilling to take on major environmental problems and many poor communities believing they faced impossible choices between improving the environment in which they live and increasing the jobs and income available.Bringing together evidence-based recommendations and in-depth case studies of successful policies and programs around the world, Ensuring a Sustainable Future examines innovative solutions to this crucial challenge. In doing so, it addresses a comprehensive range of environmental sustainabilitychallenges affecting low-, middle-, and high-income countries.

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There is very little argument that the world is facing severe environmental challenges. Ongoing air and water pollution, increasing energy consumption, and the depletion of natural resources have all placed considerable stress on the capacity of our environment to support the present qualityof human life in a sustainable manner. Ensuri...

Jody Heymann is Dean and Distinguished Professor of Epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Heymann was the Founding Director of the Institute for Health and Social Policy at McGill University and the Project on Global Working Families at Harvard University. She is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:October 24, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199974705

ISBN - 13:9780199974702

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Jody Heymann and Magda Barrera: Introduction: The Environment and the Economy: Finding Equitable and Effective SolutionsSection 1: Moving Forward on the Environment and the Economy: Creating Jobs, Building Healthy Communities1. Ted Howard: The Essential Connection: Environmental Sustainability, Community Stability and Equitable Development in Struggling Cities in High-Income Countries2. David Satterthwaite: Community Action in Informal Settlements: Strategies for Improved Environmental Health and Equity in Low and Middle Income Countries3. Angela Glover Blackwell: Achieving Environmental Equity: Race, Place, and the Movement to Build Healthy Communities in the United States4. Mitra Thompson: Building Income and Social Equity through Environmental Sustainability: Lessons from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside5. Cosmin Paduraru and Kara Quennell: New Skills for the Green Economy: Two Training Programs for Job Seekers in the United States6. Shannon Lockhart: Green Social Entrepreneurship as a Poverty-Reduction Strategy: TIDE India's Use of Technological Innovation for Healthier and More Sustainable CommunitiesSection 2: Addressing Specific Environmental Challenges in an Economically Sustainable Way7. David Banister and James Woodcock: Moving Towards Sustainable Urban Transport: How Can We Integrate Environmental, Health and Equity Objectives Globally?8. Madhav Badami: The New Challenges of Rapid Urban Growth: Imperatives and Strategies for Transport in India9. Donald Cole, Gordon Prain and Willy Pradel: Healthy and Sustainable Agriculture: Working with Farmers to Transform Food Production in Latin America10. Lise Bertrand: Access to Healthy Foods in Urban Settings: A Comprehensive Strategy for Low-income Communities in Montreal11. William Cosgrove and Hokan Tropp: Water for Development: Investing in Health and Economic Wellbeing Globally12. Tim Weis: The Potential of Clean Energy for Equity in Remote Communities in the North13. James Ford and Peter Adams: Remote Indigenous Populations and Climate Change: Reducing the Impacts on Health and Wellbeing