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#GEO5 launches spreading across the world - find out the #StateOfThePlanet in your region #RioPlus20

#GEO5 launches spreading across the world - find out the #StateOfThePlanet in your region #RioPlus20

More reliable data are needed to make informed decisions about environmental resources and to measure progress towards meeting internationally agreed goals There is a need for clear long-term environment and development targets and for stronger accountability in international agreements Capacity development to support environmental information, especially in developing countries, needs to be stepped up significantly Changes need to be both short- and long-term, and to combine technology, investment and governance measures along with lifestyle modifications grounded in a mindset shift towards sustainability- and equity-based values Transformation requires a gradual but steadily accelerating transition process. Some successful policy innovation is already happening but need to be mainstreamed International cooperation is essential, since environmental problems do not follow ...

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