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Environment & Health: Protecting Our Common Future

By: K Duncan(Author)

192 pages, Illustrations

WIT Press

Hardback | Feb 2008 | #206320 | ISBN-13: 9781845641306
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Environment and Health: Protecting Our Common Future introduces crucial environmental and health issues, since environmental degradation and illness and disease prevent millions of people in many countries from surviving and achieving their potential. The book thus serves as a comprehensive guide to key environmental and health issues confronting the planet, enumerates approaches and techniques to address these issues, and provides real-world examples of good corporate citizenship.

Although there are a growing number of books on corporate social responsibility (and related concepts, such as business ethics, stakeholder theory and sustainable development), there is no volume comparable to this one. Specifically Environment and Health: Protecting Our Common Future addresses a range of issues that will be invaluable to many specialists such as: organization leaders who want to improve the environment and health of their colleagues at home and globally, practitioners in corporate social responsibility, managers involved in environmental, health and safety issues and finally business students who wish to seek to enhance the well-being of their colleagues and the health of the planet and humanity.


Making the case
- Introduction: Isolating Key Issues
- Finding common ground
- Outline of this book

Part I: Environment

Chapter One: State of the Environment
- Creating a framework: conferences and follow-up
- The UNEP: focus areas
- Conclusion: towards a sustainable environment

Chapter Two: Regional Environmental Reports
- Africa
- Asia and the Pacific
- Europe
- Latin America and the Caribbean
- North America
- Summary

Chapter Three: Environmental Cornerstones and Conduct
- Cornerstones of sustainable development
- Sustainable conduct
- Corporate benefits of environmental protection

Chapter Four: Climate Change: Key Issues and Best Practices
- Key issues
- Best practices
- Summary: issues and practices

Part II: Health

Chapter Five: Major Health Issues, by Age Group
- Wrestling with disease
- Major health issues, by age group
- Addressing the challenges

Chapter Six: Health Statistics, by Region Africa
- Asia and the Pacific
- Europe
- Latin America and the Caribbean
- North America
- Summary

Chapter Seven: Trends, Initiatives, and Innovators
- Introduction: why invest in health and wellness
- Trends
- Initiatives
- Innovators
- Conclusion: where do we go from here?

Conclusion: Your Contribution, our Common Future

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Kirsty Duncan is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Toronto, where she teaches medical geography. She was short-listed for the 2004 Canadian Science Writers' Award for her book, Hunting the 1928 Flu: One Scientists' Search for a Killer Virus and has been recognized as one of the world's top women scientists. Direct quote from Speaker's spotlight website: She also helps community groups to Fortune 500 organizations plan for a possible pandemic. She formerly taught corporate social responsibility at the University of Toronto, in the Rotman School of Management, and global environmental processes at Royal Roads University. She has completed work on climate change and human health in North America for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a joint venture of the United Nations Environmental Programme and the World Meteorological Organization.

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