Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Global Environment Outlook 4








“Humanity is changing Earth's climate so fast and devouring resources so voraciously that it is poised to bequeath a ravaged planet to future generations, the United Nations warned in its most comprehensive survey of the environment.” ABC Online

The fourth Global Environment Outlook (GEO4), published by the UN, “assesses the current state of the world’s atmosphere, land, water and biodiversity, providing a description of the state of environment, and demonstrating that the environment is essential for improving and sustaining human well-being. It also shows that environmental degradation is diminishing the potential for sustainable development. Policies for action are highlighted to facilitate alternative development paths.”

The full report can be accessed here.

The World Commission on Environment and Development ‘s 1987 report (WCED), Our Common Future which is referenced in this report can be accessed in full here:
http://www.anped.org/media/brundtland-pdf.pdf


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