Read how acting for the environment works for health, says Leonie Schell
If you think the link between climate change and health is not an obvious one, or if you ask whether you are in a position to make any real difference, then The Health Practitioner’s Guide to Climate Change has probably got the answers you are looking for.
One case study describes a trust’s use of combined heat and power to cut emissions and generate its own electricity
It vividly illustrates why climate change presents a serious threat to human health.
The first section provides information on climate change and the environment and describes the potential health benefits of a more sustainable, low carbon way of living. The second provides a wealth of examples of good practice and tools already being used, for example sustainable travel plans and business events.
One case study describes a trust’s use of combined heat and power to cut emissions and generate its own electricity, while the close interdependency between climate change and health is illustrated compellingly in a chapter describing the impact sustainable transport policies can have both on climate change and on obesity and chronic diseases.
An impressive line-up of expert contributors draws on many years of experience of working closely with healthcare professionals. This book creates a platform for building and spreading shared ideas, and for harnessing the leadership potential of health practitioners to promote meaningful change.
Leonie Schell is a consultant with healthcare consultancy Finnamore.
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