Frontiers 2016: Emerging Issues of Environmental Concern


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Published by UN Environment

Just before the Second UN Environment Assembly (UNEA2), UN Environment published the 2016 edition of its annual frontiers series on Emerging Issues of Environmental Concern.

Six issues are highlighted as key issues, including:

  • Climate Change: loss and damage
  • Crop toxicity: toxin accumulation in crops in the era of climate change
  • Plastic & Microplastics Pollution: Trouble in the Food Chain
  • Zoonotic diseases: Blurred Lines of Emergent Disease and Ecosystem Health
  • Financial Sector: A Linchpin to Advance Sustainable Development
  • Exotic Consumerism: Illegal Trade in Live Animals

More details could be found in the report.