Climate Change Adaptation for Health and Social Services
What we need to do in local communities to support and protect the people most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change in Australia.
Climate Change Adaptation for Health and Social Services addresses concerns from the health and community services sector, including local government, about how to respond to climate change and its impacts on communities. + Full description
What should an intervention framework for the community-based health and social services sector contain and how can it complement an organisation's core values, role and work programs? What current direct and indirect impacts of climate change are most relevant to organisations and the communities they serve? Which population groups are most vulnerable to climate change and what are the impacts on them? Above all, what can be done to reduce the current risks from climate change to clients, communities and organisations?
Written by expert researchers and practitioners, this book presents existing research, innovative practice and useful tools to support organisations taking practical steps towards adaptation to the impacts of climate change on people. It examines the evidence of climate change impacts on six of the most vulnerable population groups – people with disability; older people; women and children; Aboriginal people; rural people; and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds – as well as discussing effective interventions. Other key issues covered include health and social impacts of climate change, adaptation, mitigation, climate change communication, organisational adaptation and a case study of innovation illustrating some of the book’s themes.
Accessible, informative and incorporating extensive evidence and experience, Climate Change Adaptation for Health and Social Services is relevant for anyone within the health and community services sector concerned about climate change and its impacts on their community.- Short description
"Twenty-five academics and professionals from across Australia prepared the 12 chapters of this book... Their combined theoretical knowledge and practical experiences have provided an invaluable handbooks for those with operational responsibilities in the health and social services areas by sharing ideas about options for defining and implementing adaptive responses... this [is] truly a handbook for raising, for these sectors, awareness of options but with practical solutions for action."
Ray Walker and Wendy Mason, Australian Journal of Primary Health 22(3), 2016, pp 267-268
DetailsPaperback | September 2015 | $ 79.95
ISBN: 9781486302529 | 288 pages | 245 x 170 mm
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
ePDF | September 2015
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
- Provides an introduction to climate adaptation for concerned community members
- Unique community-scale focus
ContentsIntroduction: Climate change adaptation in the health and social services sector
List of contributors
Health and social impacts of climate change
Adaptation: living with a changing environment
Mitigation of climate change
Communicating about climate change
People with disability and their carers
People who are elderly or have chronic conditions
Women and children
Climate change: Impact on country and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture
Support for adaptation in culturally and linguistically diverse communities
Rural Communities experiencing climate change: A systems approach to adaptation
Community based health and social services: Managing risks from climate change
Engaging communities in climate change adaptation