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- DescriptionClimate 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. 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, invative 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 invation 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.
- Author BiographyRae Walker is an Emeritus Professor at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. She has an extensive research and publication history, most of which is in relation to community-based organisations, how they operate and what they do. In recent years she has worked closely with the network of community-based health and social service organisations that are members of Enliven, to help them develop the evidence, frameworks and tools to adapt to the impacts of climate change. Wendy Mason has widespread experience in service, project and partnership management in a range of health, social services and local government settings. As the former Executive Officer of Enliven she supported organisations to translate and apply research into practical actions that result in capable organisations and healthier and more resilient local communities.
- PublisherCSIRO Publishing
- Date of Publication01/09/2015
- SubjectSocial Issues, Services & Welfare
- Place of PublicationMelbourne
- Country of PublicationAustralia
- First Published2015
- ImprintCSIRO Publishing
- Content NoteIllustrations, Photographs
- Weight700 g
- Width170 mm
- Height245 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Edited byRae Walker,Wendy Mason
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