Protection of Environments and Health

The Mission of the United Nations Environment Programme is:

To provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations (see www.unep.org)

Select one or more of UNEP s spheres of activity and write an essay in which you explore the patterns of congruence or incongruence between interventions which protect the environment and those which protect or promote health.

Essay criteria:
Select Climate Change (as a main topic) and mitigation (as the activity) in USA.

Include:
*Transport.
*Energy efficiency.
*Renewable sources of energy of building codes.

1) Fully explain one or more of interventions related to the upper activities (transport, energy efficiency, and renewable sources of energy building codes).
2) Explore the patterns of congruence or incongruence between interventions (what you explain in 1) which protect the environment and those which protect or promote health.
3) Include policies of interventions that will protect populations against environmental hazards.

Your discussion should draw on evidence identified in official reports and from academic literature.

Learning outcomes:
Develop understanding of the impact of the environment on health in such contexts as housing, workplace, transport, air and water quality, radiation exposures and the source of these hazards.
Develop skills in analysing policy and interventions that will protect populations against environmental hazards, and acting in partnership with agencies that have an impact on the environment.

Could you cite with enough no. of recent references (from 2006 until today). pls

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