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Non-governmental Actions by Individuals, Civil Society Organizations, and the Private Sector 

Non-governmental Actions by Individuals, Civil Society Organizations, and the Private Sector
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Non-governmental Actions by Individuals, Civil Society Organizations, and the Private Sector
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Kathleen M. Rest

and Jalonne L. White-Newsome

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190202453.003.0019
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This chapter addresses a broad range of non-governmental actions—by individuals, civil society organizations, and the private sector—to address climate change. These actions include raising awareness and educating people about climate change, mitigating the causes of climate change, adapting to current and anticipated impacts of climate change, enhancing preparedness and response capacity, increasing resilience, and advocating for sound government policies and actions. The chapter includes examples and case studies of these types of actions. The chapter describes a number of global campaigns to address climate change and the roles of several different types of organizations, including businesses, labor unions, religious organizations, mass media organizations, the arts community, and student groups. It also describes in detail the actions that people, individually and collectively, can take to address climate change. This chapter also contains textboxes on action to address to climate justice, climate and health alliances, and climate change ethics.

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