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.
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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
ForewordPrefacePart 1: Managing Climate Change and Health Risks in MegacitiesChapter 1 Megacities and Public HealthChapter 2 The IPCC Fifth Assessment Report and its Implications for Human Health and Urban AreasChapter 3 The Urban Poor and the Response of Megacities to Dealing with Climate Change Health RisksChapter 4 Managing Climate Change and Health Risk in MegacitiesChapter 5 GHG Emissions and Climate Change RisksPart 2: Risk Management and Its Relation to Climate ChangeChapter 6 Management Strategy for Effecting Change within MegacitiesChapter 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 ChangeChapter 9 Resilient Communities through Environmental Planning and Design - Accounting for Future Scenarios and Regenerative CapacityChapter 10 The Epoch of Smart Cities and Innovation Part 3: Global Health Risks, Facts and Challenges of Climate Change ImplicationChapter 11 Global Health Risks, the Urban Poor and Climate Change ImpactsChapter 12 Climate Change Impacts on Health: Urban Poor and Air Pollution in European ContextChapter 13 National Security and Public Health Implications of Climate Change Part 4: Case Study: Researched MegacitiesChapter 14 Overview of Megacities Used in Case StudyChapter 15 The City of New YorkChapter 16 Rio de JaneiroChapter 17 BeijingChapter 18 Los AngelesChapter 19 LondonChapter 20 MumbaiChapter 21 LagosPart 5: Prognosis for ChangeChapter 22 Risk Management, Strategy and LeadershipAppendix Climate Action in Megacities
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