This resource examines the current trends in increased air/water pollution and energy consumption, and the depletion of natural resources, and the disproportionate impact on the poor and the economically viable solutions that can serve to remedy them — solutions that simultaneously address environmental and economic problems. This gap in previous research, evidence, and writing has left low-income countries often unwilling to take on major environmental problems and many poor communities believing they faced impossible choices between improving the environment in which they live and increasing the jobs and income available. Bringing together evidence-based recommendations and in-depth case studies of successful policies and programs around the world, this resource examines innovative solutions to this crucial challenge. In doing so, it addresses a comprehensive range of environmental sustainability challenges affecting low-, middle-, and high-income countries.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1 The Essential Connection: Environmental Sustainability, Community Stability, and Equitable Development in Struggling Cities in High-Income Countries
- Chapter 2 Community Action in Informal Settlements: Strategies for Improved Environmental Health and Equity in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
- Chapter 3 Achieving Environmental Equity: Race, Place, and the Movement to Build Healthy Communities in the United States
- Chapter 4 Building Income and Social Equity through Urban Sustainability: Lessons from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside
- Chapter 5 New Skills for the Green Economy: Two Training Programs for Job Seekers in the United States
- Chapter 6 Green Social Entrepreneurship as a Poverty-Reduction Strategy: TIDE India’s Use of Technological Innovation for Healthier and More Sustainable Communities
- Chapter 7 Moving Toward Sustainable Urban Transport: How Can We Integrate Environmental, Health, and Equity Objectives Globally?
- Chapter 8 The New Challenges of Rapid Urban Growth: Imperatives and Strategies for Transport in India
- Chapter 9 Healthy and Sustainable Agriculture: Working with Farmers to Transform Food Production in Latin America
- Chapter 10 Access to Healthy Foods in Urban Settings: A Comprehensive Strategy for Low-Income Communities in Montreal
- Chapter 11 Water for Development: Investing in Health and Economic Well-Being Globally
- Chapter 12 The Potential of Clean Energy for Equity in Remote Communities in the North
- Chapter 13 Remote Indigenous Populations and Climate Change: Reducing the Impacts on Health and Well-Being