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Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability Science
Author:
Fabrice
Renaud
Brian
Barrett
Jiren
Xu
Qiuhua
Liang
Jiaheng
Zhao
Xilin
Xia
Lee
Bosher
Suiliang
Huang
Trevor
Hoey

While the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are broadly framed with 17 goals, the goals and their targets inherently
connect with each other forming a complex system. Actions supporting one goal may influence progress in other goals,
either positively (synergies) or negatively (trade-offs). Effective managing the synergies and trade-offs is a...

Book Chapter
In Water, Climate Change, and Sustainability
Author:
Vishnu Prasad
Pandey
Sangam
Shrestha
David
Wiberg

Various drivers such as population growth, land use/cover change, unsustainable consumption pattern, and climate change are putting pressure on limited resources available within our planetary boundaries, thus, raising concerns on their sustainability. Coordinated actions at levels ranging from global to local are required to ensure sustainability...

Policy Report
Author:
United Nations Environment Programme [UNEP]

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Book

The Asia-Pacific region faces a fundamental dilemma. Over recent decades the region has achieved tremendous economic growth that has lifted millions of its people out of poverty and raised living standards, but in many places the way land is being used to generate this growth is unsustainable. Land has been exploited – growing economies regardless...

Book Chapter
In Asia-Pacific Landscape Transformations: Solutions for Sustainability

Key messages
- Inherent complexity in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a barrier to their application to land management. A better conceptual understanding can guide governments and other actors in the Asia-Pacific region to develop a coherent view of how the SDGs apply to land.
- Reorganisation of the SDGs and their targets related to...

Book Chapter
In Asia-Pacific Landscape Transformations: Solutions for Sustainability

Key messages
-If current processes impacting land continue, the region risks transgressing the boundaries of a “safe operating space”.
-A vision of sustainable landscapes can guide policymaking and administration from regional to local levels towards more effective cross-boundary management of interdependent ecosystems.
-Priorities for...

Policy Report
Author:
UNEP
Secretariat
GEO-6
High Level Intergovernmental and Stakeholder Advisory Group (HLG)
GEO-6
Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP)
GEO6
Co-chairs and Authors
GEO-6
Government Representatives

The Global Environment Outlook (GEO) is the result of a consultative and participatory process to prepare an independent assessment of the state of the environment, the effectiveness of the policy response in addressing environmental challenges and the possible pathways to achieving various internationally agreed environmental goals. The GEO is a...

Report Chapter
In Global Environment Outlook - GEO-6: Healthy Planet, Healthy People
Author:
Christian
Loewe

Providing a decent life and well-being for nearly 10 billion1
people by 2050, without further compromising the ecological
limits of our planet and its benefits, is one of the most serious
challenges and responsibilities humanity has ever faced.
People worldwide rely on the smooth functioning of Earth’s
natural life-support systems, in different...

Report Chapter
In Global Environment Outlook - GEO-6: Healthy Planet, Healthy People
Author:
Paul
Lucas
Detlef
van Vuuren
Fintan
Hurley

An analysis of pathways towards sustainable development
needs a long-term vision. Ideally, such a vision is summarized
in a quantitative set of globally agreed key objectives or
targets. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,
adopted in September 2015, conceptualizes sustainable
development through 17 SDGs and is further operationalized
throu...

Report Chapter
In Global Environment Outlook - GEO-6: Healthy Planet, Healthy People
Author:
Klaus
Jacob
Diana
Mangalagiu
Pandi
Zdruli
Katharina
Helming
Andrew
Onwuemele
Leila
Zamani
Darshini
Ravindranath
Hung
Vo

This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of the current
Land and Soil policy framework and the related shortcomings,
especially in terms of policy cohesion and implementation, as
well as overall effectiveness. The subsequent sections present
case studies of different sets of legal and policy instruments,
economic tools and incentives, as well...