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UNEP Year Book 2010

New Science and Developments in Our Changing Environment

The UNEP Year Book 2010 reports on developments in our changing environment and the latest environmental science. It looks at progress in environmental governance; the effects of continuing degradation and loss of ecosystems; the impacts of climate change; how harmful substances and hazardous waste affect human health and the environment; environmentally related disasters and conflicts; and unsustainable use of resources. These chapters correspond to UNEP’s six thematic priorities.

The purpose of each Year Book is to strengthen the science-policy interface. Thus, recent developments and new scientific insights of special interest to policy-makers are presented. The Year Book series is essential, informative and authoritative reading for anyone with an interest in our changing environment, including those with a policy-making role.

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Chapter 1

Environmental Governance

Chapter 2

Ecosystem Management

Chapter 3

Harmful Substances and Hazardous Waste

Chapter 4

Climate Change

Chapter 5

Disasters and Conflicts

Chapter 6

Resource Efficiency

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