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Industry, in the context of this chapter, is mostly confined to the strict definition of the word: -“economic activity concerned with the processing of raw materials and manufacture of goods in factories”. Industry has a major impact on nature and its biodi- versity in Asia and the Pacific, as it does elsewhere in the world. Industry impacts...

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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:
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...

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In Global Environment Outlook - GEO-6: Healthy Planet, Healthy People
Author:
Erica
Gaddis
James
Grellier
Anna Maria
Grobicki
Rowena
Hay
Naho
Mirumachi
Gavin
Mudd
Farhad
Mukhtarov
Walter
Rast
Beatriz
Rodríguez-Labajos
Jaee Sanjay
Nikam
Patricia Nayna
Schwerdtle

Various policy approaches show that water quantity and quality
have serious implications for human and ecosystem health, and
that these interactions are driven by changes in multiple sectors.
Governance is increasingly opened up to non-State actors, such
as the private sector and civil society. Decision-making thus
needs to consider the full range...

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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 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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Author:
Haripriya
Gundimeda
Shizuka
Hshimoto
Phillip
Riordan
Shunsuke
Managi
Jonathon
Anticamara
Sonali
Ghosh
Sunieeta
Subramanian
Ruchi
Badola

The chapter focuses on future scenarios of Biodiversity and Ecosystem nServices (BES) and implications to human well-being in the Asia-Pacific region and account for the unique
regional characteristics and national policy making practices related to conservation of BES.