Climate Change and Health

Improving Resilience and Reducing Risks

  • Walter Leal Filho
  • Ulisses M. Azeiteiro
  • Fátima Alves

Part of the Climate Change Management book series (CCM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Walter Leal Filho, Ulisses M. Azeiteiro, Fátima Alves
    Pages 1-11
  3. Human Health and Climate Change

  4. Climate Change and Infectious Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Harris Ali, Barlu Dumbuya, Michaela Hynie, Pablo Idahosa, Roger Keil, Patricia Perkins
      Pages 151-169
    3. Teresa Nazareth, Gonçalo Seixas, Carla A. Sousa
      Pages 187-199
    4. Paula Carvalho Pereda, Denisard Cneio de Oliveira Alves
      Pages 201-230
    5. Marilyn Aparicio-Effen, Ivar Arana, James Aparicio, Cinthya Ramallo, Nelson Bernal, Mauricio Ocampo et al.
      Pages 231-259
  5. Climate Change and Health: Education, Training and Governance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Gilma Mantilla, Carmen Ciganda, Graciana Barboza, Francisco Chesini, Laura Frasco, Silvia Fontán et al.
      Pages 263-277
    3. Marcos Barreto de Mendonca, Teresa da-Silva-Rosa, Tulio Gava Monteiro, Ricardo de Souza Matos
      Pages 279-295

About this book


A major objective of this volume is to create and share knowledge about the socio-economic, political and cultural dimensions of climate change. The authors analyze the effects of climate change on the social and environmental determinants of the health and well-being of communities (i.e. poverty, clean air, safe drinking water, food supplies) and on extreme events such as floods and hurricanes. The book covers topics such as the social and political dimensions of the ebola response, inequalities in urban migrant communities, as well as water-related health effects of climate change. The contributors recommend political and social-cultural strategies for mitigate, adapt and prevent the impacts of climate change to human and environmental health. The book will be of interest to scholars and practitioners interested in new methods and tools to reduce risks and to increase health resilience to climate change.


Clean air Climate change adaptation Climate change mitigation Climate resilience Disaster risk reduction Ebola Environmental health Environmental migration Floods Health politics Health resilience Human health Hurricanes Pollution Poverty Safe drinking water

Editors and affiliations

  • Walter Leal Filho
    • 1
  • Ulisses M. Azeiteiro
    • 2
  • Fátima Alves
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Life Sciences, Sect.Hamburg University of Applied SciencesHamburgGermany
  2. 2.CFE University of CoimbraUniversidade Aberta andPortoPortugal
  3. 3.Universidade AbertaPortoPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-24658-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-24660-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1610-2010
  • Series Online ISSN 1610-2002
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