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Global Environmental Outlook 5, United Nations Environment Programme: Chapter 17, Global Responses
Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance Faculty Publication Series
  • Maria Ivanova, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Ivar Baste
  • Bernice Lee
  • Satishkumar Belliethathan
  • Ibrahim Abdel Gelil
  • Joyeeta Gupta
  • Peter M Haas
  • Zerisenay Habtezion
  • Achim Halpaap
  • Jennifer Clare Mohamed-Katerere
  • Peter King
  • Marcel Kok
  • Marcus Lee
  • Trista Patterson
  • Vivien Campal
  • Bradnee Chambers
  • Melissa Goodall
  • Slobodan Milutinovic
  • Felix Preston
Document Type
Research Report
Publication Date
1-1-2012
Abstract
Global environmental change such as climate change and the degradation of ecosystem services is heightening risks and reducing opportunities, especially for poor and vulnerable populations. Such change is taking place in an increasingly globalized, urbanized, interconnected and fast-moving world amidst shifting geopolitical power balances. Burgeoning flows of goods and services, capital and technology, information and labour all fuel a growing global population with implications for patterns of consumption and production. The scale and persistence of global environmental problems require sustained collective efforts to meet internationally agreed goals. Responses at national and regional levels are already available, but addressing the underlying drivers of global environmental degradation, rather than the pressures or symptoms, would require the sustained evolution of rules, institutions, economic systems and values to transform the current approach to environmental management. In addition, adequate and stable financial resources, political commitment, knowledge and operational capacity are also imperative. But these enabling conditions and the requisite governance mechanisms and structures vary considerably between regions and countries.
Community Engaged/Serving
No, this is not community-engaged.
Citation Information
Maria Ivanova, Ivar Baste, Bernice Lee, Satishkumar Belliethathan, et al.. "Global Environmental Outlook 5, United Nations Environment Programme: Chapter 17, Global Responses" (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/maria_ivanova/15/