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Editor:
Anil Kumar
Gupta
Akhilesh Surjan

Disaster Management is an emerging discipline of higher education, research and practice. Over years’, interrelation between environment, climate change and disasters have attained significant recognition. Environmental and anthropogenic factors are known key attributes of both hazard-risk and vulnerability and, therefore, are critically...

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In Global Environment Outlook 6 For Industry in Asia-Pacific

Asia and the Pacific’s unrelenting industrial development has been a driving force in the economic growth of scores of countries in the region and beyond. This shift has led to greater prosperity, increased urbanization and sustained population growth. Yet as the region has become the “world’s factory”, it is increasingly realizing not only the...

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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...

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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...

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In Global Environment Outlook - GEO-6: Healthy Planet, Healthy People
Author:
Klaus
Jacob
Diana
Mangalagiu
Beatriz
Rodríguez-Labajos

This chapter introduces Part B of GEO-6: Policies, Goals, Objectives and Environmental Governance: An Assessment of Their Effectiveness.

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In Global Environment Outlook - GEO-6: Healthy Planet, Healthy People
Author:
Frederick Ato
Armah
Phillip
Dickerson
Christina
Guerreiro
Terry
Keating
Oswaldo
dos Santos Lucon
Asami
Miyazaki
Amit
Patel
Stefan
Reis
Kari
DePryck

The composition of Earth’s atmosphere is one of the major
determinants of a healthy planet, influencing the climate,
ecosystems and human health. This is highlighted by the
existence of a direct or indirect link between the challenges of
air pollution, climate change, stratospheric ozone depletion,
persistent bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT)...

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In Global Environment Outlook - GEO-6: Healthy Planet, Healthy People
Author:
John
Crump
Klaus
Jacob
Diana
Mangalagiu
Caroline
Zickgraf
Babatunde Joseph
Abiodun
Giovanna
Armiento
Rob
Bailey
Elaine
Baker
Kathryn Jennifer
Brown
Irene
Dankelman
Riyanti
Djalante
Monica
Dutta
Fintan
Hurley
Maria Jesus
Iraola
Rakhyun E.
Kim
Richard
King
Andrei
Kirilenko
Oswaldo
dos Santos Lucon
Ritu
Mathur
Gavin
Mudd
Sebastian
Sewerin
Tim
Stephens
Patricia
Schwerdtle
Joni
Seager
Laura
Wellesley
Caradee Y.
Wright
Souhir
Hammami

This chapter evaluates the capacity of environmental
policies to achieve transformational change in addressing
cross-cutting global sustainable development challenges.
To this end, the chapter addresses the major challenges
of adapting socioeconomic systems to climate change,
creating a sustainable agricultural and food production
system...

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In Global Environment Outlook - GEO-6: Healthy Planet, Healthy People
Author:
Diana
Mangalagiu
Ghassem R.
Asrar
Klaus
Jacob
Laura
Pereira
Detlef
van Vuuren
Fintan
Hurley
Steve
Hedden
Paul
Lucas
Kei
Gomi
Robyn
Lucas
Mandy Angèl
van den Ende

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, together
with a range of Multilateral Environmental Agreements
(MEAs), set an ambitious long-term vision for the universal
pursuit of sustainable development through economic, social,
environmental and institutional transformation (Chapter
20). Although progress has been made in managing some
environment...

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In An IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways
Author:
M.R.
Allen
O.P.
Dube
W.
Solecki
F.
Aragon-Durand
W.
Cramer
S.
Humphreys
J.
Kala
N.
Mahowald
Y.
Mulugetta
R.
Perez
M.
Wairiu
K.
Zickfield

This chapter frames the context, knowledge-base and assessment approaches used to understand the impacts of 1.5°C global warming above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, building on the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), in the context of strengthening the global...