Environmental health

John Quelch, Emily C. Boudreau

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


In November 2015, world leaders from over 190 countries gathered in Paris at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (“COP21”) to discuss challenges posed by climate change, as well as potential solutions. Between 1900 and the mid-2000s, the Earth warmed by 0.7 °C. Though climate projection models varied, temperature increases were expected to continue. Furthermore, scientific evidence had mounted throughout the 2000s that these changes in the Earth’s environment were largely due to human activities. In its 2014 synthesis report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), an international body, provided its view on climate change effects:

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpringerBriefs in Public Health
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages30
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in Public Health
ISSN (Print)2192-3698
ISSN (Electronic)2192-3701


  • Climate change
  • Corporate sustainability
  • Environment
  • Environmental policy
  • Green design
  • Green standards

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Health Informatics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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