Assessment of Risks and Threats to Human Health Associated with the Degradation of Ecosystems, An

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This volume attempts to explain the consequences of environmental change and deterioration of ecosystems on human health and analyzes global, regional, and national trends. It assesses the status of and identifies scientific knowledge about this subject to provide a rational basis for decision-making in the formulation and implementation of environmental policy. The analysis indicates that most of the health impacts linked to degradation of the ecological system result from a combination of environmental processes that create conditions conducive to diseases. The volume comprises of numerous useful tables on ecosystem degradation and human health consequences at a regional and local level.


United Nations Environment Programme
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Environment Information and Assessment Technical Report

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