Gerry Canavan

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"There are no major issues raised in Our Common Future for which the foreseeable trends are favourable"

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Another day, another U.N. report that carefully explains how we’re destroying our planet heads off into the void, unnoticed and unread. More at MetaFilter.

TGEO-4, the latest in UNEP’s series of flagship reports, assesses the current state of the global atmosphere, land, water and biodiversity, describes the changes since 1987, and identifies priorities for action. GEO-4 is the most comprehensive UN report on the environment, prepared by about 390 experts and reviewed by more than 1 000 others across the world.

It salutes the world’s progress in tackling some relatively straightforward problems, with the environment now much closer to mainstream politics everywhere. But despite these advances, there remain the harder-to-manage issues, the “persistent” problems. Here, GEO-4 says: “There are no major issues raised in Our Common Future for which the foreseeable trends are favourable.”

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October 25, 2007 at 7:16 pm

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