The GEO Year Book 2006 is the third annual survey of the
changing global environment produced by the United
Nations Environment Programme, in collaboration
with many world experts in environmental
The Year Book includes global
and regional overviews.
It highlights the linkages between environmental well-being,
vulnerability and poverty; records recent findings on the value
of ecosystem services; and describes new research findings
on polar and ocean changes that may prove a turning
point in the urgency of our awareness and response
to global change.
A special feature focus analyzes
the environmental, socio-economic
and public health impacts of
energy-related air pollution.
The emerging scientific and policy
challenges of crop production
in a changing climate and fish
and shellfish farming without
damage to marine ecosystems
are examined in detail.
The GEO Indicators provide an
up-to-date, graphic snapshot
of key trends in managing our
Essential, informative and
authoritative reading for anyone
with a role or
an interest in our