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21 Issues for the 21st Century. Results of the UNEP Foresight Process on Emerging Environmental Issues

21 Issues for the 21st Century. Results of the UNEP Foresight Process on Emerging Environmental Issues
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). February 2012
  • The purpose of the UNEP Foresight Process is to produce, every two years, a careful and authoritative ranking of the most important emerging issues related to the global environment. The output of the UNEP Foresight Process is a ranked list of 21 emerging issues described in a way that reflects their linkages to the various dimensions of sustainable development. The issues relate to the major themes of the global environment, as well as important cross-cutting issues. The chapter on Freshwaters and Marine Issues addresses two main water-related issues: New Insights on Water-Land Interactions: Shift in the Management Paradigm; and Shortcutting the Degradation of Inland Waters in Developing Countries.
  • Geographical coverage: Global
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Biodiversity, Climate change, Energy, Environment, Sustainable development, Technology, Wastewater, Water conservation
  • Main target audience: Environmental practitioners, Policy makers
  • Main purpose: Advocacy
  • Type of resource: Assessment report, Global report
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Published in 2015