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Policy directions addressing the public health impact of climate change in South Korea

: The climate-change health adaptation and mitigation program
  • Policy directions addressing the public health impact of climate change in South Korea
  • Shin, Yong Seung; Ha, Jongsik
  • [Seoul, Korea] : Dankook University College of Medicine
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Title Policy directions addressing the public health impact of climate change in South Korea
Subtitle The climate-change health adaptation and mitigation program
Author Shin, Yong Seung; Ha, Jongsik
Publisher [Seoul, Korea] : Dankook University College of Medicine
Publication Date 2012 - 11
Material Type Article
Country South Korea Holding Dankook University College of Medicine
Language English License
Pages 6

Abstract

Climate change, caused by global warming, is increasingly recognized as a major threat to mankind’s survival. Climate change concurrently has both direct and modifying influences on environmental, social, and public health systems undermining human health as a whole. Environmental health policy-makers need to make use of political and technological alternatives to address these ramifying effects. The objective of this paper is to review public health policy in Korea, as well as internationally, particularly as it relates to climate change health adaptation and mitigation programs (such as C-CHAMP of Korea), in order to assess and elicit directions for a robust environmental health policy that is adaptive to the health impacts of climate change. In Korea, comprehensive measures to prevent or mitigate overall health effects are limited, and the diffusion of responsibility among various government departments makes consistency in policy execution very difficult. (The rest omitted)

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