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Parution : 10/2018
Editeur : Cambridge University Press
ISBN : 978-1-1084-1762-4
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Climate Change, Public Health, and the Law

Sous la direction de Michael Burger, Justin Gundlach

Présentation de l'éditeur

Climate Change, Public Health, and the Law provides the first comprehensive explication of the dynamic interactions between climate change, public health law, and environmental law, both in the United States and internationally. Responding to climate change and achieving public health protections each require the coordination of the decisions and behavior of large numbers of people. However, they also involve interventions that risk compromising individual rights. The challenges involved in coordinating large-scale responses to public health threats and protecting against the invasion of rights, makes the law indispensable to both of these agendas. Written for the benefit of public health and environmental law professionals and policymakers in the United States and in the international public health sector, this volume focuses on the legal components of pursuing public health goals in the midst of a changing climate. It will help facilitate efforts to develop, improve, and carry out policy responses at the international, federal, state, and local levels.

  • Brings together leading legal scholars to address the ways in which the public health system can respond to climate change impacts

  • Provides a general introduction to the field for newcomers, a foundation for further research by scholars and researchers, and a useful reference for law, policy, and public health practitioners

  • Puts substantive analyses into a broader context, but also makes content available to readers interested only in a focused area

Contributors : Michael Burger, Justin Gundlach, Jill Krueger, Colleen Healy Boufides, David C. Vladeck, Jason Smith, Chandra Ganesh, Jennifer Klein, Sara Hoverter, Robin Kundis Craig, Lindsay F. Wiley, Margot Pollans, Maxine Burkett, William Onzivu, Jessica Wentz



Part I. Introduction

1. Introduction and overview Michael Burger and Justin Gundlach
2. Duty to protect public health from the impacts of climate change Michael Burger
3. Public health sector's challenges and responses Jill Krueger and Colleen Healy Boufides

Part II. Cross-Cutting Issues

4. Government speech and the first amendment: what the government may say about climate change and public health risks David C. Vladeck
5. Disease surveillance Jason Smith and Chandra Ganesh
6. The built environment Justin Gundlach and Jennifer Klein

Part III. Impacts and Interventions

7. Heat Sara Hoverter
8. Extreme coastal storm events, sea level rise, storm surge, and ocean acidification as public health threats Robin Kundis Craig
9. Infectious disease Lindsay F. Wiley
10. Food security and food sovereignty in climate change adaptation Margot Pollans
11. Migration Maxine Burkett

Part IV. Interplay with International and Domestic Environmental Law 

12. International impacts and responses William Onzivu
13. How existing environmental laws respond to climate change and its mitigation Justin Gundlach
14. Incorporating public health assessments into climate change action Jessica Wentz.

468 pages.  £ 85.00