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dc.coverage.spatialASIA AND THE PACIFIC
dc.creatorUN.ESCAP
dc.creatorInternational Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
dc.creatorWorld Health Organization (WHO)
dc.creatorUnited Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
dc.creatorFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
dc.date.accessioned2022-11-21T06:50:18Z
dc.date.available2022-11-21T06:50:18Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12870/5145
dc.description.abstractClimate change and ecosystem degradation are amongst the biggest health threats facing Asia and the Pacific. Human health is threatened by increasing risks of extreme weather events, poor air quality, unsafe and insecure food and water as well as various diseases linked to environmental change. It is estimated that almost one quarter of the global environmental burden of disease arises from 14 South-East and East Asian countries alone. There is an urgent need for actors from the environment and health sectors to develop joint agendas and mobilize a whole-of-society approach to address the interconnected environment-health risks to increase resilience, save lives, and reduce costs.<br><br> Operationalizing the Environment Health Nexus in Asia and the Pacific: A Policy Guide on Opportunities for Enhancing Health, Biodiversity, Food System and Climate Action aims to support policymakers and stakeholders in the Asia-Pacific region to address environment-health risks and safeguard human health and well-being while protecting ecosystems. Specifically, it provides an overview of concrete opportunities to mainstream the environment-health nexus in public policies in Asia and the Pacific, including those pertinent to health, biodiversity loss, food systems, and climate change. It also lays out pathways to strengthen the enabling factors for operationalizing an environmentally comprehensive One Health approach. These enabling factors include multisectoral governance; integrated environment and health data and assessment; nature-based solutions; human rights-based approaches; stakeholder engagement and capacity-building; integrated environment-health funding streams; and regional cooperation.
dc.description.sponsorshipWellcome Trust under grant agreement 226152/Z/22/Z
dc.format.extentx, 83 p.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherUN.ESCAP
dc.rightsThis publication may be reproduced in whole or in part for educational or non-profit purposes without special permission from the copyright holder, provided that the source is acknowledged. The ESCAP Publications Office would appreciate receiving a copy of any publication that uses this publication as a source.
dc.rightsUse may not be made of this publication for resale or any other commercial purpose whatsoever without prior permission. Applications for such permission, with a statement of the purpose and extent of reproduction, should be addressed to the Secretary of the Publications Board, United Nations, New York.
dc.titleOperationalizing the environment-health nexus in Asia and the Pacific : a policy guide on opportunities for enhancing health, biodiversity, food system and climate action
dc.typeText
dc.rights.holderUnited Nations
dc.subject.unbistENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
dc.subject.unbistCLIMATE CHANGE
dc.subject.unbistBIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY
dc.subject.unbistFOOD SUPPLY
dc.subject.unbistECOSYSTEMS
dc.subject.unbistENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
dc.subject.unbistBIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY
dc.subject.unbistFOOD PRODUCTION
dc.subject.unbistCLIMATE CHANGE
escap.publisherPlaceBangkok
escap.doctypePolicy Brief
escap.programmeOfWorkEnvironment and Development
escap.areasOfWorkNature for People
escap.unSDG2. Zero Hunger
escap.unSDG3. Good Health and Well-Being
escap.link.internalLinkhttps://www.unescap.org/kp/2022/policy-guide-environment-health-nexus
escap.contactPhone+66 2 288-1234
escap.contactEmail[email protected]
escap.contactUnitEnvironment and Development Division
dc.date.escap2022-11-11


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