Climate change, biodiversity loss and land degradation are three of the biggest challenges facing mankind over the next decades, according to a major new UN report. The fourth global environment outlook (GEO-4) was released on Thursday by Unep, the organisation's environment agency.
"The systematic destruction of the Earth's natural and nature-based resources has reached a point where the economic viability of economies is being challenged - and where the bill we hand on to our children may prove impossible to pay," Unep chief Achim Steiner said in a statement.
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