State of the Environment in Asia and the Pacific 2005 by United Nations

By United Nations

The nation of our surroundings in Asia and the Pacific 2005 record takes a brand new and deeper examine the pressures at the surroundings coming up from speedy fiscal development within the area. It argues that member governments have made growth in enhancing environmental functionality; even if, as a result of the constrained environmental wearing skill of the quarter and the significant strain exerted by means of the altering intake and creation styles, environmental degradation keeps. The ebook elaborates on ""green growth"" coverage measures as a key requirement for attaining the Millennium improvement pursuits on environmental sustainability and poverty aid.

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The ecologial footprint methodology therefore produces a conservative estimate of environmental pressures. Regional interdependence does not only exist in economic or trade contexts, but in environmental terms, as environmental burdens are redistributed within the region through expanding intraregional trade. 29 Rapidly growing developing countries where the manufacturing industry plays an important economic role are perhaps the most susceptible to the environmental pressures related to economic growth, as income grows and consumption patterns change.

29 Rapidly growing developing countries where the manufacturing industry plays an important economic role are perhaps the most susceptible to the environmental pressures related to economic growth, as income grows and consumption patterns change. 5). While a transition to a higher dependence on imports and the services sector is likely to relieve some of the ecological pressure, the ecological damage already done may prove to be irreversible. In conclusion, we should bear in mind that the current demand for ecosystem goods and services is already exceeding the region’s natural resource endowment and resulting in declines in carrying capacity.

20, 2004 (New York, United Nations). 6 ESCAP (2004). Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific, 2003, United Nations publication, Sales No. 1 (New York, United Nations). 7 While firmer commodity prices have bolstered the economies of the region, stimulating output growth and reducing poverty, commodity prices in real terms still remain considerably lower than 20 years ago. The terms of trade of commodity producers have deteriorated, reflecting structural problems that have played a major role in the continuation of rural poverty in the region.

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