The Planet Under Pressure Conference, which concluded today in London, is a precursor to the UN’s Rio+20 conference, published the first ever “State Of The Planet Declaration“, which is intended to reflect “key messages emerging from the proceedings of the Planet Under Pressure conference”.
This declaration, a ten-page document, provides an planetary-level status report of the challenges we face. “Without urgent action, we could face threats to water, food, biodiversity and other critical resources: these threats risk intensifying economic, ecological and social crises, creating the potential for a humanitarian emergency on a global scale”.
The State of the Planet is broken down into these sections: an introduction, “New Knowledge”, “New Solutions”, “New Opportunities: Science In Support of Rio+20″, “2012: A Defining Moment in History”, an annex, and a letter from the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, to the conference.
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