Science Target Conference Systems, Ajman 4th International Environment Conference 2016

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Environmental protection as an ethical requirement for community health
Gamil Saleh

Last modified: 2016-01-05


Environmental ethics and sustainable development are inexorably bound together as the decline of environmental conditions affect the population health resulting in increase the morbidity and mortality rates. The objective of this paper is to analyze the different factors contributing to environmental protection identifying the roles and responsibility of government , community and individuals in relation to this. The methodology  used is a literature review and critical analysis showing the environmental factors affecting community health , the socioeconomic conditions and quality of life and the responsibilities for protection of the environment employed by community , individuals as well as the government . The different strategies for environmental protection is outlined  in this paper. The conclusions of the study is that the main threats to the world health to stability and even to mankind's existence itself comes from the synergetic interaction of the following three factors  : poverty , population and environment. The study recommended  the application of some strategies for better environmental protection such as policy, changing organization behavior , education protection , promoting community educator and strengthen individual knowledge and skills.

Key words : ethical environmental issues., governmental responsibility, community responsibility, individual responsibility, governmental strategy