UNEP Year Book 2009 Makes the Green Economy Case
The UNEP Year Book 2009 presents work in progress on scientific understanding of global environmental change, as well as foresight about possible issues on the horizon. The aim is to raise awareness of the interlinkages among environmental issues that can accelerate the rates of change and threaten human wellbeing.
The UNEP Year Book 2009 examines in six chapters new science and developments, and discusses the cumulative effects expected from degradation of ecosystems, the release of substances harmful to those ecosystems and to human health, the consequences of our changing climate, the continued human and economic loss resulting from disasters and conflicts, and the overexploitation of resources. It calls for an intensified sense of urgency for responsible governance in the face of approaching critical thresholds and tipping points.
- The UNEP Year Book 2009 can be found at http://www.unep.org/geo/yearbook/yb2009
- It can be purchased at Earthprint www.earthprint.com
- To read previous UNEP and GEO Year Books, visit http://www.unep.org/geo/yearbook/
- The 25th Session of the UNEP Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum takes place in Nairobi on 16-20 February 2009 http://www.unep.org/gc/gc25/
- For more information on UNEP’s Green Economy Initiative, visit http://www.unep.org/greeneconomy/
- For More Information Please Contact Nick Nuttall, UNEP Spokesperson and Head of Media, on Phone: + 254-20 7623084; Mobile in Kenya: + 254 (0) 733 632755;
Mobile when traveling: +41 79 596 57 37; Email: email@example.com
Or Anne-France White, Associate Information Officer, at tel: +254