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UNEP Year Book 2009

New Science and Developments in Our Changing Environment

The UNEP Year Book 2009 presents work in progress on the scientific understanding of global environmental change, as well as issues on the horizon. It aims to raise awareness of interlinkages that could accelerate the rate of environmental change and threaten human and ecosystem health.

The 2009 Year Book examines new science and developments in six chapters.It discusses the cumulative effects expected from the degradation of ecosystems, releases of substances harmful to ecosystems and human health, the consequences of climate change, continuing human and economic losses resulting from disasters and conflicts, and the overexploitation of resources. It calls for a greater sense of urgency with respect to responsible governance in the face of approaching critical thresholds and tipping points.


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