Note: This is the 1997 edition of UNEP's Global Environment Outlook. If you are interested in more recent information, please see the 2000 and 2002 editions.

Table 2.2. Relative Significance of Resource and Environmental Issues in Selected Countries in Asia and the Pacific

ADB, 1994a.
Waste disposal includes industrial and toxic wastes. Marine and coastal degradation includes driftnet fishing, coral mining, and coastal development. Land and soil resource problems include desertification, salinization, soil erosion, and water logging. Water resource problems include shortage, ground-water depletion, flooding, and water pollution. Deforestation includes industrial wood production, fuelwood collection, watershed degradation, and loss of biological diversity.