Health and social impacts of climate change

Kathryn Bowen, Sharon Friel

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    Abstract

    Climate change poses a major threat to society, human health and health inequities. The health and social impacts of climate change are becoming clearer. There is a general consensus that climate change will negatively affect health and social wellbeing. The distribution of health impacts will be inequitable with the most vulnerable communities experiencing the worst effects. Responses to reduce vulnerability to the effects of climate change must therefore be equity-focused, and are necessarily mutli-sectoral given that the majority of health impacts will arise via other sectors, such as planning, water and agriculture.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationClimate change adaptation for health and social services
    Editors Rae Walker & Wendy Mason
    Place of PublicationClayton South
    PublisherCSIRO Publishing
    Pages3-16
    Edition1
    ISBN (Print)9781486302529
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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