Monday, 30 September 2013

Ensure Environmental Sustainability : Where do we stand?


Where do we stand?

Global greenhouse gas emissions resume their upward path, confirming the need for bold action.

Forests are a safety net for the poor, but they continue to disappear at an alarming rate.

Global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) have increased by more than 46 per cent since 1990.

Nearly one third of marine fish stocks have been overexploited.

Many species are at risk of extinction, despite an increase in protected areas.

More than 2.1 billion people and almost 1.9 billon people, respectively, have gained access to improved water sources and sanitation facilities since 1990.

An estimated 863 million people reside in slums in the developing world.

Source: The Millennium Development Goals Report 2013

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