Africa Environment Outlook 3: Summary for Policy Makers

by Joseph Opio-Odongo
United Nations Environment Programme, 2013

40 pp. 6.9 MB:
http://www.unep.org/pdf/aeo3.pdf

The Third Africa Environment Outlook (AEO-3), analyses the importance of and interlinkages between health and environment and the opportunities and synergies that might be derived from intensified collaboration between the two sectors. It covers the themes of air quality, biodiversity, chemicals and waste, climate change and variability, coastal and marine resources, freshwater and sanitation as well as land. It also illustrates how socio-economic driving forces can generate environmental pressures, leading to altered ecosystem states, personal exposure to risks, and adverse health effects.

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