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Chapter 4: Cross-Cutting Issues
McMullen, Catherine []
McLain, Shana []
Abiodun, Babatunde Joseph []
Armiento, Giovanna []
Bailey, Rob []
Balasubramanian, Rajasekhar []
Bowen, Katherine []
Crump, John []
Zickgraf, Caroline mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de géographie > Service de géographie rurale (LAPLEC) >]
UN ENvironment Global Environment Outlook: GEO-6
Gupta, Joyeeta
Boileau, Pierre
Ekins, Paul
Cambridge University Press
[en] Environment ; Sustainability ; Disasters
[en] Stage78444.1IntroductionAs understanding of the interdependence between a healthy planet and healthy people becomes more developed, complex issues that thread through systems and societies gain new importance. Beyond the traditional Global Environment Outlook (GEO) themes addressing air, biodiversity, oceans, land and fresh water, this GEO-6 assessment addresses cross-cutting issues worthy of further examination. Using a systems approach, these cross-cutting issues offer entry points allowing another dimension for analysing GEO-6 themes as well as understanding the network of interconnections throughout earth and human systems. These cross-cutting issues are grouped according to shared characteristics: health, environmental disasters, gender, education and urbanization are grouped as ‘people and livelihoods’; climate change, polar and mountain regions, chemicals and waste and wastewater are grouped as ‘changing environments’; and resource use, energy and food systems are considered as ‘resources and materials’. While each issue provides useful entry points into GEO-6 themes, it is important to discuss the state of the environment and policy context for each one.
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Lead Author for Chapter 4: Cross-cutting issues of GEO-6, Healthy Planet, Healthy People, tasked with topic of Environmental Disasters

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