Resilience building for health, the environment and disaster risk reduction, in the context of Rio+20

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Κατεύθυνση Περιβάλλον και Υγεία: Διαχείριση Περιβαλλοντικών Θεμάτων με Επιπτώσεις στην Υγεία
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Pr. Luc Hens, Καθ. Πολυξένη Σταμάτη-Νικολοπούλου
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Resilience building for health, the environment and disaster risk reduction, in the context of Rio+20
Translated title:
Οικοδομώντας την προσαρμοστικότητα στους τομείς της Υγείας, του Περιβάλλοντος και της Μείωσης Διακινδύνευσης Καταστροφών, στο πλαίσιο της πολιτικής του Ρίο+20
This study is rooted in the assumption that Rio+20 and the Hyogo Framework for
Action 2005-2015 - its vehicle for cooperation by Goverments, organizations,
and civil society actors towards achieving "The substantial reduction of
disaster losses, in lives and the social, economic and envniromental assets of
communities and countries"- give shape to the environment that could
accommodate the challenges of envrironmental threats to health, particular of
climate change, and deal with any future scenarios it may generate. To support
this assumption, three reference fields are examined; the road from Rio
Declaration on Environment and Development in 1992 to Rio+20 in 2012; the
environmental challenges for health in the 21st century; and the Disaster Risk
Reduction in a common scheme with Resilience and Climate Change. The greek
case-study has an interesting institutional framework that was established as a
response to the environmental and health risks generated by the air pollution
episodes during the recent greek economical, environmental and societal crisis.
The critical question is whether there has been given a sustainable direction
tο the suggested policies, leading to less exposure and more resilience, thus
reduced vulnerability and finally disaster risk reduction, which is a strategic
goal of Rio+20 and the Hyogo Framework for Action. It is proved that the new
context of uncertainties and weaknesses lacks a sense of sustainable direction
and drives such recovery paths that demand for the implementation of the HFA in
the context of Rio+20.
Resilience, Vulnerability, Climate Change, Rio+20, Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015
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