UN Global Environment Outlook calls for urgent actions

“Urgent and inclusive action is needed by decision makers at all levels to achieve a healthy planet with healthy people” states the UN Environment’s sixth Global Environment Outlook (2019). The report assesses the current state of the environment and possible approaches to achieve internationally agreed environmental goals such as the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Key messages warn that damage to the planet is so dire that people’s health will be increasingly threatened unless urgent action is taken. The necessities to a truly inclusive green economy, especially in Europe, include a “green” public and private sector procurement, lean production systems and healthy consumption choices.

Further highlighted is the fact that the world has the science, technology and finance it needs to move towards a more sustainable development pathway, however sufficient support is still missing from the business and political leaders who are clinging to outdated production and development models.

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The UN Environment’s sixth Global Environment Outlook (2019) can be found here.

UN Global Environment Outlook calls for urgent actions