This atlas examines environmental change across the region, using a combination of on-the-ground photographs, current and historical satellite images, and extensive scientific evidence. It illustrates the pace of environmental change, including land-use change, urban growth, degradation of marine and coastal areas, altered hydrology and shrinking water bodies, loss of habitats and the impacts of climate change. The document can be accessed at the following website: http://na.unep.net/atlas/viewAtlasBookWithID.php?atlasID=2447.
Organization: UNEP, Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative, Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi
Topics: Environment, Science, Adaptation
Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document
Publication date: 2013