Book Display: World Environment Day 2024

Photo of the book display in the Library's Reading Room.

World Environment Day, observed annually on 5 June, serves as a global platform for raising awareness and prompting action for environmental protection. Established by the United Nations in 1973, this day has become one of the most significant global events dedicated to environmental advocacy, engaging individuals, communities, and governments in over 150 countries. This year’s event is being hosted by Saudi Arabia.

World Environment Day aims to address critical environmental issues and encourages the adoption of sustainable practices worldwide. Each year, a specific theme is chosen to highlight pressing environmental concerns and to direct global efforts towards effective solutions. This year’s theme focuses on land restoration, desertification, and drought resilience and it is underpinned by the campaign “Our land. Our future. We are #GenerationRestoration,” which emphasises the urgent need for land restoration, addressing desertification, and enhancing resilience to drought.

LSHTM Library provides access to a wide range of print and electronic resources on the environment and sustainability, which can be browsed through Discover, the Library’s online search tool. Our curated selection of books for this year’s World Environment Day is on display in the Library’s Reading Room, which includes the following titles:

Anon (2011) Climate change, the indoor environment, and health. Washington, D.C: National Academies Press.

Anon (2009) The anatomy of a silent crisis. Geneva: Global Humanitarian Forum.

Cole, J. (2019) Planetary health: human health in an era of global environmental change. Oxfordshire, UK ; CABI.

Dalbokova, D. et al. (2007) Children’s health and the environment in Europe: a baseline assessment. Copenhagen: World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe.

Evans, J. W. (James W. (2015) Too global to fail: the World Bank at the intersection of national and global public policy in 2025. Washington, DC: World Bank Group.

FitzRoy, F. & Papyrakis, E. (2010) An introduction to climate change economics and policy. London ; Earthscan.

Glasbergen, P. et al. (2007) Partnerships, governance and sustainable development: reflections on theory and practice. Cheltenham, UK ; Edward Elgar.

Hardoy, J. E. et al. (2001) Environmental problems in an urbanizing world: finding solutions for cities in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Sterling, VA: Earthscan Publications.

Hutchinson, E. & Kovats, S. (eds.) (2016) Environment, health and sustainable development. Second edition. London: Open University Press.

Klinenberg, E. (2002) Heat wave: a social autopsy of disaster in Chicago. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Levy, B. S. & Patz, J. (eds.) (2015) Climate change and public health. Oxford ; Oxford University Press.

O’Neill, B. C. et al. (2005) Population and climate change. 1st pbk. ver. Cambridge, UK ; Cambridge University Press.

Resnik, D. B. (2012) Environmental health ethics. Cambridge ; Cambridge University Press.

Sasser, J. (2018) On infertile ground: population control and womens rights in the era of climate change. New York: New York University Press.

Schroeder, K. (2013) Sustainable healthcare. Chichester, West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons.

Yap, C. (2015) Thinking beyond sectors for sustainable development. Jeff. Waage & Christopher Yap (eds.). Place of publication not identified: Ubiquity Press Ltd.

World Environment Day 2024 provides an opportunity to reflect on and address the challenges associated with land degradation, desertification, and drought. We hope that you will enjoy and find the Library’s readings informative and inspiring.

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