The experimental work described here, forms part of a major interdisciplinary study to assess the scientific and socio-economic implications of environmental threats to urban and peri-urban agriculture in India, with particular emphasis on the livelihoods of the poor.
Innovative methods are used to share the emerging experimental findings with a wide range of stakeholders, and to consider them in the context of the constraints faced by the urban poor, and by the authorities charged with environmental and agricultural policy planning and implementation.
Buses affect urban air quality directly by emitting air pollutants, and indirectly by reducing the congestion and emissions caused by the many smaller vehicles which they replace.
This publication discusses how, to properly address the concerns of transport users, suppliers, and the environment, an urban bus policy framework must include measures to:
The Environment Matters 2005 cluster around the theme of environmental health, focusing on subjects such as: economic valuation of health impacts of environmental risks; an overview of what we know about the effectiveness of interventions in water and sanitation; an indoor air pollution study from Guatemala; how the Bank’s Clean Air Initiative works in several regions; and an article on the risks chemicals pose to human health.
A noxious cocktail of soot, smog and toxic chemicals is blotting out the sun, fouling the lungs of millions of people and altering weather patterns in large parts of Asia, according to a report released Thursday by the United Nations.
The Centre for Science and Environment's Health and Environment Newsletter is a bi-monthly bulletin, with the objective of bringing into focus the various issues of environmental health in India. A free publication, the newsletter is targeted at doctors, environmentalists, NGOs and policy makers concerned with the state of the environment.
Approaches to Studying the Relationships Among Poverty, Air Pollution, and Health in Ho Chi Minh City, VietnamPosted on: 4 September 2008 - 5:30pm
This presentation provides possible approaches for the study and assessment of air pollution, poverty and health relationships in Ho Chi Minh city, Viet Nam. It was one of the presentations delivered at the Better Air Quality workshop in 2004.
This workshop presentation covers the study of air pollution and socioeconomic conditions, hypothesizing that being in lower socioeconomic position is related to and/or confers increased susceptibility to air pollution health effects. Presenting data from Brazil, Chile, the US and the Netherlands, it recommends collaboration with social epidemiologists and sociologists to enhance progress.
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In response to the facts that some Asian developing countries were experiencing the fastest rate of industrialization and urbanization, several international initiatives called for a better and "sustainable" urban management. Development of management tools including strategic environmental assessment (SEA), life cycle assessment (LCA), cost benefit analysis (CBA), environmental management system (EMS) had widened a scope of traditional management remarkably.