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Agenda 21

Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations System, Governments, and Major Groups in every area in which human impacts on the environment.

Global Environment Outlook

Global Environment Outlook 3
Synthesis of Report
Chapter 1 - Integrating Environment and Development 1972 - 2002
Chapter 2 - Introduction and Socioeconomic Framework
Chapter 2 - Land
Chapter 2 - Forests
Chapter 2 - Biodiversity
Chapter 2 - Freshwater
Chapter 2 - Marine
Chapter 2 - Atmosphere
Chapter 2 - Urban
Chapter 2 - Disasters and Conclusions
Chapter 3 - Vulnerability
Chapter 4 - Outlook
Chapter 5 - Options

Global Environment Outlook 1
Summary of Trends
Summary of Responses
List of Contributors (excludes conferences and collaboration centres)
Analysis of Findings by RIVM

World Resources Institute

WRI - Global Trends
WRI - Global Trends presentation .sxi fornat (download OpenOffice.org for free)

The Economist Survey

A timely synthesis of complex issues. The Economist sees the time to be ripe for this business - their survey of the issue 6 July - 12 July on The Global Environment concludes that the market for globally responsible products and services is there to be captured citing "such icons of western consumerism as Unilever and Proctor & Gamble now sing the virtues of "sustainable consumption".

Please find the survey Only One Planet? A Survey of The Global Environment at www.economist.com, or try this link (which may be cut and pasted to your browser address bar):


Other Sources

UNEP Finance Initiative CEO briefing on climate change (pdf)

Examples of Environment Policies in Finance

BBC - World's Plants Dying

Food Consumption and the Nitrogen Cycle

Book Review: Eco-economy: Building an Economy for the Earth by Lester Brown


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