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How much can emerging technologies help change our environment, and will they alone help address some of the environmental challenges we are faced with? This question was the focus of a Global Environmental Outlook launched by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) in May, alongside six Regional Assessments.
It is a sad coincidence that Maurice Strong has died on the eve of another ambitious attempt, this time in Paris, to come to grips with global environmental crises that have become ever more grave. We can only hope that a reinvigorated diplomatic corps inspired by fresh political leadership will once again do our country proud.
The topic of links between chemicals found in household products and cancer was brought to the world stage this week. The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) relea...
This emphasis of economy over environment, and indeed, the separation of the two, comes as humanity is undergoing dramatic changes.So we create departments of forests, fisheries and oceans, and environment whose ministers are less concerned with the health, and well-being of forests, fish, oceans than with resources, and the economies that depend on them.