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Global environment outlook (GEO), Chapters and Articles
Introduction and Context - Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6): Healthy Planet, Healthy People Chapter 1
United Nations Environment Programme

Under the theme of ‘Healthy Planet, Healthy People,’ the sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) is an integrated assessment which considers various scienti c perspectives and inputs from across the world in a holistic manner. The assessment urges the world’s decision makers and all citizens to apply the principles of sustainable development to help ensure that Earth’s environment remains the foundation of society and of people’s well-being and resilience.


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2019
Global environment outlook (GEO), Chapters and Articles
Cross-cutting Issues - Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6): Healthy Planet, Healthy People Chapter 4
United Nations Environment Programme

As understanding of the interdependence between a healthy planet and healthy people becomes more developed, complex issues that thread through systems and societies gain new importance. Beyond the traditional Global Environment Outlook (GEO) themes addressing air, biodiversity, oceans, land and fresh water, this GEO-6 assessment addresses cross-cutting issues worthy of further examination. Using
a systems approach, these cross-cutting issues offerentry points allowing another dimension for analysing GEO-6 themes as well as understanding the network of interconnections throughout earth and human systems.


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2019
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Biodiversity - Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6): Healthy Planet, Healthy People Chapter 6
United Nations Environment Programme

Biodiversity is in crisis. There is well-established evidence indicating an irrevocable and continuing decline of genetic and species diversity, and degradation of ecosystems at local and global scales. Scientists are increasingly concerned that, if anthropogenic pressures on Biodiversity continue unabated, we risk precipitating a sixth mass extinction event in Earth history, with profound impacts on human health and equity.


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2019
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World Must Urgently Up Action to Cut a Further 25% from Predicted 2030 Emissions, Says UN Environment Report - Press Release
United Nations Environment Programme

The world must urgently and dramatically increase its ambition to cut roughly a further quarter off predicted 2030 global greenhouse emissions and have any chance of minimizing dangerous climate change, UN Environment said today as it released its annual Emissions Gap report.


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2016
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Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland Chapter 4: Assessment of Contaminated Soil and Groundwater
United Nations Environment Programme

This chapter deals with site-specific land contamination issues where the focus was on soil and groundwater contamination. Sites were assessed on a case-by case basis, where it was often possible to pinpoint the source of the contamination and identify the operator responsible for clean-up.


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2011
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Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland Chapter 2: Background to Environmental Degradation in Ogoniland
United Nations Environment Programme

This section describes in detail Ogoniland’s environmental setting and oil industry operations.


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2011
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More on Natural Health of Nations and Regions - Inclusive Wealth Report 2018: Measuring Sustainability and Well-being Chapter 3
Managi, Shunsuke

This chapter focuses on the role and importance of natural capital in measuring the IW of nations. The analysis is based on the same data set used in Chapter 1: a 140-country analysis of IW over 25 years (1990–2014). Following Arrow et al. (2012) and previous editions of the IWR, this report expands the scope of national capital in accounts of national wealth to allow for a broader understanding. In this report, national capital is classified into two major categories: (1) renewable resources and (2) non-renewable resources.


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Bottom-up Initiatives and Participatory Approaches for Outlooks - Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6): Healthy Planet, Healthy People Chapter 23
United Nations Environment Programme

This chapter assesses participatory processes and local practices seeking transformed futures and grounds the interventions proposed in Chapter 22 with existing examples. The following sections provide background information on cross-level interactions in sub-global assessments and existing research on aggregating local practices towards effective implementation of the SDGs. The later sections describe the methodology used for the GEO-6 bottom-up analysis, followed by the assessment ndings and insights gained from the analysis.


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Inclusive Wealth: From Theory to Practice - Inclusive Wealth Report 2018: Measuring Sustainability and Well-being Chapter 2
Kumar, Pushpam, Smith, Rodney B. W.

The chapter examines some of the global policy goals manifested in the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. By selecting a few goals and targets, it has been shown how we can achieve greater results for the SDGs if the indicator is orchestrated through a wealth index. Finally, the chapter synthesizes the lessons learned, including caveats and limitations of wealth in formulating policies for conservation and development at various levels of decision-making units.


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Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland Chapter 5: Assessment of Vegetation, Aquatic and Public Health Issues
United Nations Environment Programme

In this chapter, contamination of non-site specific environmental media, such as air and surface water, is discussed, as is the fate of receptors such as human beings, fish and mangroves, all of which can receive pollution from more than one source. issues of contamination and ensuing issues of contamination and ensuing environmental damage are consequences of oil industry operations that are impacting the health, welfare and livelihoods of the Ogoni community.


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