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The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has issued its first synthesis report, “Making Peace With Nature: A scientific blueprint to tackle the climate, biodiversity and pollution emergencies”, based on evidence from global environmental assessments.
The report communicates how climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution can be tackled jointly within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals. After analysing current and projected human-induced environmental change, the report identifies the shifts needed to close gaps between current actions and those necessary to achieve sustainable development. By synthesising the latest scientific findings from the global environmental assessments, the report communicates the current status of the world’s urgent issues and opportunities to solve them.
The findings show that the environmental changes are undermining hard-won development gains by causing economic costs and millions of premature deaths annually. Therefore, the well-being of today‘s youth and future generations depends on an urgent and clear break with current trends of environmental decline.
The report underscores that environmental emergencies and human well-being need to be addressed together to achieve sustainability. The economic, financial and productive systems can and should be transformed to lead and power the shift to a sustainable future. Everyone has a role to play in transforming humankind‘s relationship with nature.
The full report is consultable at the link below.
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.