21 Issues for the 21st Century: Result of the UNEP Foresight process on emerging environmental issues | Land Portal

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Date of publication: 
Dezembro 2012
Resource Language: 
ISBN / Resource ID: 
UNCCD:377
Pages: 
60

The purpose of the UNEP Foresight Process is to produce, every two years, a careful and authoritative ranking of the most important emerging issues related to the global environment. UNEP aims to inform the UN and wider international community about these issues on a timely basis, as well as provide input to its own work programme and that of other UN agencies, thereby fulfilling the stipulation of its mandate: “keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action”.Concerns over future energy and food supplies have led to a new rush
for acquiring lands in developing countries by both foreign and national investors. Research shows that the rate of land acquisition has greatly accelerated over the past few years. There is a need to better understand the scale of the phenomenon, the main countries at risk, and the trade-offs involved. It is also important to grasp how this trend will affect livelihoods, food security, ecosystem services, and conflicts.

Autores e editores

Corporate Author(s): 
UNEP

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.


UNEP work encompasses:


  • Assessing global, regional and national environmental conditions and trends
Publisher(s): 
UNEP

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.


UNEP work encompasses:


  • Assessing global, regional and national environmental conditions and trends

Provedor de dados

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa (UNCCD) is a Convention to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought through national action programs that incorporate long-term strategies supported by international cooperation and partnership arrangements.


 

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