Thursday, February 21, 2008

Yearbook 2008 from the UN Environment Programme

For the past five years, the United Nations Environment Programme has published a "Yearbook," and the latest one is out. The table of contents looks interesting, with a number of topics that focus on adaptation: biodiversity, environmental governance, and emerging challenges such as Arctic climate feedbacks, methane from thawing permafrost, methane from hydrates, and significant changes in nature.

The website declares: The UNEP Year Book 2008 highlights the increasing complexity and interconnections of climate change, ecosystem integrity, human well-being, and economic development. It examines the emergence and influence of economic mechanisms and market driven approaches for addressing environmental degradation. It describes recent research findings and policy decisions that affect our awareness of and response to changes in our global environment.

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