By: M Tolba
884 pages, 12 colour plates
United Nations Environment Programme
A critical review of progress toward a better world environment over the last 20 years. Contents: The major issues. Air pollution. Ozone depletion. Climate change. Oceans and coastal zones. Fresh water. Land degradation (soil loss, desertification). Deforestation and other changes in vegetation cover. Biological diversity. Natural hazards. Waste management. Impacts of development activities. Harvesting renewable living resources. Industry and industrial hazards. Energy. Transport. Tourism. Impacts on health and well-being. Population and resources. Health and disease. Human settlement. Responses. Peace, security and the environment. The development of public attitudes and perceptions. Tools for environmental understanding and management. National policies and institutions. International policies, institutions and actions. Challenges and priority actions. Challenges in 1992. Priorities for action. Index.
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