Air Pollution and Climate Change

  • Jonathan Samet
  • Alistair WoodwardEmail author


In today’s modern world, air pollution and climate change are major contributors to mortality in many countries in the Pacific Rim. Much is now known about why air pollution and climate change have occurred, as well as the devastating negative impacts they have on human and planetary health. That effort is the focus of this case study. National and international efforts have had impact. This chapter outlines leadership in air pollution and climate change from multiple stakeholders, including researchers, government officials, and the international community. In the future, more efforts are needed in evidence-based advocacy to address these global health challenges. Climate change demands a response at a global scale and relies upon international research collaborations and energetic and skillful leadership at the science-policy interface.


Evidence Epidemiology Air pollution Climate change Particulate matter 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Epidemiology, Office of the DeanColorado School of Public HealthAuroraUSA
  2. 2.Epidemiology and BiostatisticsSchool of Population Health, University of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand

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