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Global Deserts Outlook
United Nations Environment Programme

The Global Deserts Outlook is the first thematic assessment report in the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) series of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). A UNEP contribution to the International Year of Deserts and Desertification in 2006, the report aims to help raise global public awareness of the state of the world's deserts. The Global Deserts Outlook presents a panorama of the environmental status of the world's deserts : their location and extent, uniqueness and vulnerability, biodiversity and natural resources. The report provides a balanced picture of deserts as ecosystems which form a special part of the world's natural and cultural heritage, and not simply as land that is the end result of the process of desertification. Few places on earth contain a richer collection of natural adaptations to the environment. Readers are challenged to consider the development potential of deserts and their conservation needs, to explore what would be the most appropriate and sustainable livelihoods for people living in desert areas. Deserts do not have much water, but they do have other natural resources. The knowledge and technology exist to manage these resources sustainably||the challenge lies with determining and implementing appropriate actions for desirable long-term outcomes.


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Perspectivas del Medio Ambiente Urbano - GEO Gran Area Metropolitana del Valle Central de Costa Rica
Ministerio del Ambiente y Energia (MINAE), Costa Rica

Como parte do projeto GEO, o projeto GEO CIDADES é uma iniciativa lançada pelo PNUMA especificamente para a América Latina e o Caribe e que procura fornecer aos governos nacionais, cientistas, tomadores de decisão e ao público em geral informações atuais e de fácil entendimento sobre suas cidades, visando à melhoria ambiental e socioeconômica.


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2006

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State of the Environment Report - GEO Saint Lucia
Ministry of Physical Development, Environment and Housing, Saint Lucia

This is the first State of the Environment Report for Saint Lucia. This was an effort of the Sustainable Development and Environment Section of the Ministry of Physical Development, Environment and Housing. The report was developed in consultation with public and private sector agencies, as well as non-governmental agencies (NGOs) and community based organization (CBOs). The report speaks to 3 Key Systems namely: Marine and Coastal Systems, Forest Systems and Fresh Water Systems and 5 Key issues||Land Use Management, Waste Management, Chemical Use, Climate Change and Air and Noise Pollution.


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2006

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GEO Year Book 2006
United Nations Environment Programme

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 research and action. 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.


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