This manual shows how science and policy actions have led to innovative solutions to environmental issues, reconfirming the critical role of the environment in maintaining and improving people’s and ecosystems’ health. Its chapters address: excess nitrogen in the environment; combating (re)emerging infectious diseases; marine fish and shellfish farming; illegal wildlife trade; methane hydrates; realizing the potential of citizen science; air pollution; plastic debris in the ocean; securing soil carbon benefits; and rapid change in the Arctic. Most of the issues involved are closely linked to climate change.

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Organization: UNEP

Topics: Agriculture and Food, Health, Land Use Management, Forestry, Water, Environment, Science, Biodiversity, Ecosystems

Type of material: Guidance Document

Publication date: 2014

Language: English