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Adapting to Climate Change in a Way that Promotes Social Equity and Health: An Examination of South Australia's Tackling Climate Change Strategy

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Bentley, M, Adapting to Climate Change in a Way that Promotes Social Equity and Health: An Examination of South Australia's Tackling Climate Change Strategy, The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, 7, (3) pp. 151 - 170. ISSN 1832-2077 (2011) [Refereed Article]

Abstract

Developed over a five-year period, Tackling Climate Change has six specific and two crosscutting goals aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and responding and adapting to climate change. The focus of this paper is on the specific Community goal and the cross-cutting Adaptation goal. The Australian policy cycle is used to consider the effectiveness of the development of these goals and the resultant objectives, strategies and actions. The likely effects of adaptation strategies and actions on social equity and health are explored using an equity-focussed, health impact assessment approach. The paper concludes by considering the implications of recent federal elections in Australia on further development of research and strategies needed to adapt to climate change in a way that promotes social equity and health. © Common Ground, Michael Bentley, All Rights Reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
Author:Bentley, M (Dr Michael Bentley)
ID Code:85892
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Medicine (Discipline)
Deposited On:2013-08-13
Last Modified:2017-11-06
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