Thursday, 18 February 2010 19:27

Scrambling Climate Change Categories: Understanding the Public Health and Sustainability Co-Benefits of Crossing Adaptation and Mitigation Boundaries (part 3 of 3)

The third in a three-part series of blog posts, this post illustrates a web of interconnections between the climate change adaptation and mitigation policies and activities outlined in parts 1 and 2.

The logic framework below highlights potential environmental and health co-benefits by tracing links between the following categories:

  • Adaptation policies/activities

  • Environmental hazards

  • Mitigation policies/activities

  • Proximal/Intermediate Impacts

  • Health outcomes

Diagrams such as this one can be used to identify relevant causal pathways between public health, environmental, economic, and climate change priorities. By mapping out how a single metric such as concentrations of criteria air pollutants can act as an indicator for multiple policies, this approach can support integration of two policy initiatives (adaptation and mitigation) that have too often been separated.


Copyright: © Biositu, LLC, and Building Public Health, 2010.


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