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Keeping Track of Our Changing Environment From Rio to Rio+20 (1992-2012)
This publication was conceived with the idea of showing how
the planet has changed in two decades—just twenty years—
since decision-makers met at the United Nations Conference
on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro.
Major economic, environmental, social and technological
trends are shown through numerically-based graphs, with their upward, downward or stable trend lines as dictated by the data. While most of these trends speak for themselves, short explanations of the phenomena observed are also provided for further elucidation. Also included are a number of illustrative “before and after” satellite images, primarily covering the same time period of 1992-2010 and showing environmental changes at the local level. In some cases, these impacts are ongoing.
Icon/category:
  • Process
  • Monitor & Evaluate
  • Reporting
  • Energy
  • People
Type of resource:
  • Report
  • Study
Medium:
  • Electronic resource
Purpose:
  • Awareness raising
  • General information
  • Monitoring
  • Reporting
Author: UNEP
Published in: 2012
Relevant for:
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • Northern America
  • Oceania
Topic:
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate adaptation
  • Climate change
  • Climate mitigation
  • Waste
  • Water
Language:
  • English
Free to use: Yes
Terms of use / copyright info:
The report has been produced within the framework of UNEP’s fifth Global Environment Outlook assessment report, which will be published in May 2012 in advance of Rio+20.
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