Global Environment Outlook 2000

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Earthscan, 1999 - Nature - 398 pages
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Global Environment Outlook 2000, or GEO-2000, is a comprehensive and authoritative review and analysis of environmental conditions around the world. It is the flagship publication of the world's leading environmental organization, UNEP, and is based on information provided by more than 30 regional and international collaborating centres.
A region-by-region analysis is given of the state of the world's environment - highlighting key global concerns and making recommendations for policy action - in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, West Asia and the Polar Areas.
Written in clear, non-technical language and supported throughout by informative colour graphics and tables, GEO-2000 will be the benchmark reference and guide to the state of the global environment. It is essential reading for all those involved in environmental policy making, implementation and assessment, and for researchers and students of regional and global environmental issues.Published in association with the United Nations Environment Program.
 

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Contents

Global Perspectives
2
Growth of urban populations 171 The International Centre for Trade
10
The Antarctic 177 The ecocompass
17
The State of the Environment
23
Mercury concentrations in beluga whales 199394 184
26
Global overview and regional synthesis
27
the past three years
32
Biomass burning
34
Calorie intake per capita 73
159
Sulphur and nitrogen dioxide emissions continental Asia 350 West Asia
161
Size and number of protected areas 82 Renewable water resources 1995
165
Use of unconventional water resources
167
water balance under three scenarios 357
176
Tourism in the Arctic early 1990s
194
Policy Responses
197
Africa
218

The conservation status of trees
40
Global and regional synthesis Shrimp farming
44
S02 emissions from fossil fuel burning
46
Growth in numbers of Parties to selected MEAs 201
52
Solid waste production wastewater treated
66
Asia and the Pacific
73
Parties to major environment conventions 221
75
changes to major ecosystems 17881995
81
List of illustrations Marine fish catch
87
Europe and Central Asia Indonesian forest fires and air pollution
90
Air quality in 11 megacities
91
World population 6 Europe and Central Asia
99
Parties to major environment conventions 258
103
CHAPTERS
105
Global fertilizer consumption 28 in three European rivers
111
Latin America Nuclear pollution in the Arctic
113
Calorie intake per capita 37
121
CFC production 304 The Hidrovia project
128
Africa The threat to coral reefs
129
Solid waste production wastewater treated
134
Parties to major environment conventions 313
138
Forest extent 19801990 and 1995 57
139
Major emerging issues identified in the SCOPE survey 339 Stopping the brown tree snake
144
Traditional and commercial energy use 64 Threatened animal species
146
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148
Policy focus of the regionspecific alternative policy studies 343 Fertilizer runoff creates dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico
151
Asia and the Pacific Carbon dioxide emissions per capita
153
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154
Major regional MEAs
225
Asia and the Pacific
236
Europe and Central Asia
256
Donor environmental commitments to
269
Priorities for policy action
275
Selfgovernance by Arctic indigenous peoples 180 Latin America
279
Major regional MEAs
282
Global and regional synthesis Sustainable Development ALIDES
285
North America
294
and resource management
297
Principles for the use of voluntary
303
Growth in NPRI activity
309
Major regional MEAs
315
Africa West Asia
316
Asia and the Pacific The Polar Regions
330
Future Perspectives
333
CHAPTER 4
334
Degradation of Asias forest cover 244 CHAPTER 4
336
Womens participation in environmental protection in China 249 in the next century
342
African scenario studies
347
Scenario results for water resource management
358
Outlook and Recommendations
361
From Dobf is to Arhus 257 CHAPTER 5
367
Acronyms and Abbreviations
375
Index
387
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This report was prepared for the United Nations Environment Programmes by the GEMS Monitoring and Assessment Research Centre, London UK, in co-operation with World Resources Institute, Washington DC and the UK Department of the Environment, London.

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