Health Environment

Managing the Linkages for Sustainable Development

A Toolkit for Decision-makers
December 2008
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    18th December 2008
  • ISBN 9789241563727
  • Language English
  • Pages 85 pp.
  • Size 8.25" x 11.75"

This synthesis highlights key findings of the Environment Linkages Initiative, and introduces a "tool-kit" to support integration of environment and health considerations into decision-making. The report represents the culmination of a two-year process of working with stakeholders to identify: current gaps in knowledge and tools that preclude better decisions; strategies for addressing those gaps; a clearinghouse of linked health and environment knowledge and resources; linked health and environment guidance on assessment procedures; and pilot-testing of the approaches in the field.

Each chapter outlines a key theme, and refers the reader to detailed background reports and information sources available on the CD-ROM that accompanies the report.

1) Defining the linkages; 2) Improving health and environment decision-making; 3) Tools for managing health and environment; 4) Quantifying impacts in human and financial terms; 5) Improving health and environment decision-making; 6) The pilot projects; 7) Conclusion

World Health Organization

World Health Organization is a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, charged to act as the world's directing and coordinating authority on questions of human health. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries, and monitoring and assessing health trends.

United Nations Environment Programme

United Nations Environment Programme