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University of the West Indies Centre for Environment and Development
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University of the West Indies Centre for Environment and Development
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Title, Monographic
Global Environment Outlook 3: Past, Present and Future Perspectives
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Place of Publication
London, England
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Earthscan Publications
Date of Publication
2002
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416
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Location/URL
http:; www.unep.org/geo/geo3/english/pdf.htm
ISBN
1853838454
Notes
In collaboration with several regional and international organizations
Abstract
This flagship report served as the crucial environmental assessment for the 2002 World Summit On Sustainable Development (WSSD), held in Johannesburg, South Africa, and for environmental policy and research worldwide. The successor and companion to GEO-2000, GEO-3 comes 10 years after the Rio Earth Summit and 30 years after the first international environmental conference, in Stockholm in 1972. In a 30-year retrospective analysis, it provides an integrated explanation of the conditions, trends, and associated policy responses, that have shaped our environmental inheritance. These are organized under the themes of land, forests, biodiversity, freshwater, coastal and marine areas, atmosphere, urban areas, and disasters. A special focus on human vulnerability to environmental change highlights the increasing risks and impacts on people. In an outlook section, the report presents detailed scenarios of what could happen over the next 30 years, with recommendations on policies and actions that should be adopted today.....
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