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Article citation: Walter Leal Filho, (2010) "Editorial", International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, Vol. 2 Iss: 3, pp. -
Welcome to another issue of International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management (IJCCSM). Readers will find on this issue a number of interesting papers on different aspects of climate change management in different parts of the world, which illustrate what is being done to tackle it.
On this editorial I would like to refer to a new publication on health and climate change, called the Lancet Series. As we all know, climate change already affects human health in some areas. Indeed, if no action is taken, problems such as malnutrition, deaths and injury due to extreme weather conditions, and change in geographical distribution of disease vectors may worsen.
The Lancet Series (www.thelancet.com/series/health-and-climate-change) is the result of an international collaboration of scientists supported by a consortium of funding bodies coordinated by the Wellcome Trust, UK. The comments and articles make a strong case for linking climate and health goals, and provide a quantitative underpinning for this important health message. Papers explore the health benefits of strategies to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions in various spheres, including household energy, urban land transport, low-carbon electricity generation, food and agriculture, and they also consider the health implications of short-lived greenhouse pollutants, and the implications of the findings for policy makers.
IJCCSM will strive to report on the links between environment, health and climate change and keep its readers informed on the latest and future developments.
Enjoy your reading!
Walter Leal Filho