The GEO Year Book 2006 is the third report in this series on the changing global environment produced by UNEP, in collaboration with some of the world’s leading environmental experts.
The 2006 Year Book includes global and regional overviews. It highlights linkages between environmental well-being, vulnerability and poverty;
presents recent findings on the value of ecosystem services; and describes new research findings
on polar and ocean changes that could prove to be a turning point with respect to the urgency of our awareness of (and response to) global change.
The Feature Focus section analyzes the environmental,
socio-economic and public health impacts of energy-related air pollution. The emerging scientific and policy challenges of crop production in a changing climate are examined in detail, as are fish and shellfish farming that does not damage marine ecosystems.
The GEO Indicators provide an up-to-date, graphic snapshot of key trends in the management of our planetary habitat. This Year Book is essential, informative and authoritative reading for anyone with an interest in our changing environment, including those with a policy-making role.