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Urbanization and Economic Growth in Latin America and Caribbean Damaging Air and Water Quality

dc.contributorScience Divisionen_US
dc.contributor.authorUnited Nations Environment Programmeen_US
dc.coverage.spatialLatin America and the Caribbeanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-09T09:09:55Z
dc.date.available2018-01-09T09:09:55Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttps://wedocs.unep.org/20.500.11822/22422
dc.descriptionLatin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is a biologically rich region with complex political, social and natural contrasts. However, economies share a heavy reliance on primary products and natural resources, which account for approximately 50 per cent of all good exports. Urban areas continue to grow along with populations, coupled with growing consumption by middle classes. This has led to a situation in which air quality in cities has declined, emissions are growing, and water and other natural resources are under pressure. The future of the region’s economies depends heavily on the region’s natural capital, mitigating and adapting to climate change, and decoupling economic growth from resource consumption. The GEO-6 report looks at the state of play in five key areas, highlights drivers of environmental impacts and looking at ways to address them.en_US
dc.formatTexten_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.relation.ispartofGEO-6: Global Environment Outlook: Regional assessment for Latin America and the Caribbeanen_US
dc.rightsPublicen_US
dc.subjectAIR QUALITYen_US
dc.subjectURBANIZATIONen_US
dc.subjectFRESHWATERen_US
dc.subjectOCEANSen_US
dc.subjectCOASTSen_US
dc.subjectLAND DEGRADATIONen_US
dc.subjectECOSYSTEMSen_US
dc.subjectBIOLOGICAL DIVERSITYen_US
dc.subjectLATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEANen_US
dc.subject.classificationEcosystem managementen_US
dc.subject.otherbiodiversityen_US
dc.titleUrbanization and Economic Growth in Latin America and Caribbean Damaging Air and Water Qualityen_US
dc.typeFactsheetsen_US
dc.typeGEOen_US
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wd.identifier.sdgSDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communitiesen_US
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 14 - Life Below Wateren_US
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 15 - Life on Landen_US
wd.identifier.sdgiohttp://purl.unep.org/sdg/SDGIO_00000045
wd.identifier.sdgiohttp://purl.unep.org/sdg/SDGIO_00000048
wd.identifier.sdgiohttp://purl.unep.org/sdg/SDGIO_00000049


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