Climate Change and Urban Health: The Case of Hong Kong as a Subtropical City

1st Edition

Emily Ying Yang Chan

Published May 16, 2019
Reference - 264 Pages - 85 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138385139 - CAT# K398839
Series: Routledge Studies in Environment and Health


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This book provides a theoretical framework and related technical skills for investigating climate change and its public health consequences and responses with a focus on urban settings, and in particular Hong Kong, a subtropical metropolis in Asia.

Specifically, the book examines the impact of climate change on health in terms of mortality, hospital admissions and help-seeking, as well as key response strategies of adaptation and mitigation. Many existing books tend to consider the relationship of climate change and public health as two connected issues divided into various discrete topics. Conversely, this book explicitly applies public health concepts to study the human impact of climate change, for example, by conceptualising climate change impact and its alleviation, mitigation and adaptation in a public health framework. Overall, this volume summarises what is known about climate change and health and ignites further debates in the area, especially for urban subtropical communities from within a wider global perspective.

This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of environmental health, public health, climate change, urban studies and Asian studies.

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