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Global Environment Outlook – GEO-6: Healthy Planet, Healthy People

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  • Date Published: August 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108707664

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  • Published to coincide with the Fourth United Nations Environmental Assembly, UN Environment's sixth Global Environment Outlook calls on decision makers to take bold and urgent action to address pressing environmental issues in order to protect the planet and human health. By bringing together hundreds of scientists, peer reviewers and collaborating institutions and partners, the GEO reports build on sound scientific knowledge to provide governments, local authorities, businesses and individual citizens with the information needed to guide societies to a truly sustainable world by 2050. GEO-6 outlines the current state of the environment, illustrates possible future environmental trends and analyses the effectiveness of policies. This flagship report shows how governments can put us on the path to a truly sustainable future - emphasising that urgent and inclusive action is needed to achieve a healthy planet with healthy people. This title is also available as Open Access on Cambridge Core.

    • Provides a comprehensive and holistic overview of the state of the environment and its impact on human health and how bold and coordinated action can improve both
    • Authored by 150 scientists from all over the world, with a balance of gender and geography, it presents a robust consensus of scientists from all continents
    • Extensive peer-review by scientists and policy makers makes this a trustworthy and realistic source of information about the current state of the environment, its link to human health and what can be done about it
    • This title is also available as Gold Open Access on Cambridge Core
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    • Winner, 2020 PROSE Award for Environmental Science

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    ‘The sixth Global Environment Outlook is an essential check-up for our planet. Like any good medical examination, there is a clear prognosis of what will happen if we continue with business as usual and a set of recommended actions to put things right. GEO-6 details both the perils of delaying action and the opportunities that exist to make sustainable development a reality.' António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108707664
    • length: 742 pages
    • dimensions: 280 x 218 x 36 mm
    • weight: 2.32kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Setting the stage:
    1. Introduction and context
    2. Drivers of environmental change
    3. The current state of our data and knowledge
    4. Cross-cutting issues
    Part I. State of the Global Environment:
    5. Air
    6. Biodiversity
    7. Oceans and coasts
    8. Land and soil
    9. Freshwater
    Part II. Policies, Goals, Objectives and Environmental Governance: An Assessment of their Effectiveness:
    10. Approach to assessment of policy effectiveness
    11. Policy theory and practice
    12. Air policy
    13. Biodiversity policy
    14. Oceans and coastal policy
    15. Land and soil policy
    16. Freshwater policy
    17. Systematic policy approaches for cross-cutting issues
    18. Conclusions on policy effectiveness
    Part III. Outlooks and Pathways to a Healthy Planet with Healthy People:
    19. Outlooks in GEO-6
    20. A long-term vision for 2050
    21. Future developments without targeted policies
    22. Pathways toward sustainable development
    23. Bottom-up initiatives and participatory approaches for outlooks
    24. The way forward
    Part IV. Remaining Data and Knowledge Gaps:
    25. Future data and knowledge needs
    The GEO-6 process.

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    UN Environment
    The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system, and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. Its mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.


    • Winner, 2020 PROSE Award for Environmental Science

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