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Global Environment Outlook – GEO-6: Healthy Planet, Healthy People
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Published to coincide with the Fourth United Nations Environmental Assembly, UN Environment's sixth Global Environment Outlook calls on decision makers to take bold and urgent action to address pressing environmental issues in order to protect the planet and human health. By bringing together hundreds of scientists, peer reviewers and collaborating institutions and partners, the GEO reports build on sound scientific knowledge to provide governments, local authorities, businesses and individual citizens with the information needed to guide societies to a truly sustainable world by 2050. GEO-6 outlines the current state of the environment, illustrates possible future environmental trends and analyses the effectiveness of policies. This flagship report shows how governments can put us on the path to a truly sustainable future - emphasising that urgent and inclusive action is needed to achieve a healthy planet with healthy people. This title is also available as Open Access on Cambridge Core.


‘The sixth Global Environment Outlook is an essential check-up for our planet. Like any good medical examination, there is a clear prognosis of what will happen if we continue with business as usual and a set of recommended actions to put things right. GEO-6 details both the perils of delaying action and the opportunities that exist to make sustainable development a reality.'

António Guterres - Secretary-General of the United Nations

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  • Frontmatter
    pp i-ii
    pp iii-v
  • Acknowledgements
    pp vi-viii
  • Table of contents
    pp ix-xiii
  • Figures
    pp xiv-xix
  • Tables
    pp xx-xxi
  • Boxes
    pp xxii-xxiii
  • Miscellaneous Frontmatter
    pp xxiv-xxv
  • Secretary-General's Foreword
    pp xxvi-xxvi
  • Acting UN Environment Executive Director's Foreword
    pp xxvii-xxvii
  • Co-Chairs' Foreword
    pp xxviii-xxviii
  • Co-Chairs' Message
    pp xxix-xxxi
  • Setting the Stage
    pp 1-1
  • Chapter 1 - Introduction and Context
    pp 2-19
  • Chapter 2 - Drivers of Environmental Change
    pp 20-55
  • Chapter 3 - The Current State of our Data and Knowledge
    pp 56-73
  • Chapter 4 - Cross-cutting Issues
    pp 74-103
    pp 104-105
  • Chapter 5 - Air
    pp 106-139
  • Chapter 6 - Biodiversity
    pp 140-173
  • Chapter 7 - Oceans and Coasts
    pp 174-199
  • Chapter 8 - Land and Soil
    pp 200-233
  • Chapter 9 - Freshwater
    pp 234-269
  • Chapter 10 - Approach to Assessment of Policy Effectiveness
    pp 272-281
  • Chapter 11 - Policy Theory and Practice
    pp 282-299
  • Chapter 12 - Air Policy
    pp 300-321
  • Chapter 13 - Biodiversity Policy
    pp 322-347
  • Chapter 14 - Oceans and Coastal Policy
    pp 348-371
  • Chapter 15 - Land and Soil Policy
    pp 372-397

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