Environment Special Focus: 2022
At the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-5) earlier this month, there was strong multilateral support for action. Most importantly, the assembly adopted the resolution to create a legally binding agreement to end plastic pollution. But as we have seen with climate, there can be a huge gulf between political commitments and meaningful action. This collection of articles looks at how human activity is threatening vital Earth-systems processes, and sets out what needs to be done to protect the environment on which life depends.
Photo of landscape restoration in Yangambi, DRC by Axel Fassio/CIFOR.