PANNA: Resource Pointer #350 (The Global Environment)


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Resource Pointer #350 (The Global Environment: Past, Present, and Future)
January 7, 2004

*Vital Signs 2003: The Trends that Are Shaping Our Future* Worldwatch Institute. Charts key indicators of global environmental health and social justice including food production and consumption, fuel use and emissions, economic, transportation and communication trends, population levels, HIV/AIDS, and military and peacekeeping expenditures. Also includes a number of case studies and articles demonstrating and applying these trends.153 pages. US $14.95 for hard copy or $15 for download (parts one and two can be downloaded individually for $7.50 each). Contact Worldwatch Institute, P.O. Box 188, Williamsport, PA 17703-9913; phone (888) 544-2303; fax (570) 320-2079; email; Web site

*World Resources 2002-2004: Decisions for the Earth: Balance, Voice, and Power, 2003* World Resources Institute, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Environment Programme, and the World Bank. Presents worldwide environmental, economic, and social trends and statistics. Calls for a shift in environmental governance, or how we make decisions about the environment, who makes such decisions, and why. 315 pages. Available for free download at: or US $27 for hard copy. Contact World Resources Institute, 10 G Street NE, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20002; phone (202) 729-7600; fax (202) 729-7610; email; Web site

*World Agriculture: Towards 2015/2030: An FAO Perspective, 2003* Jelle Bruinsma (editor), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN). Presents predictions for the future of agriculture based on past trends, focusing especially on prospects for enhancing food security and sustainability. Addresses such issues as aggregate agriculture, agricultural commodity groups, natural resource use, forestry, poverty, fisheries, livestock, trade, globalization, agricultural technology, and climate changes. 432 pages. UK £28. Contact Earthscan Publications Ltd., 120 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JN, UK; phone (44 01 90) 382-8800; fax (44 02 07) 278-1142; email; Web site

*Global Environment Outlook 3, 2002* Examines and analyzes environmental health conditions, trends and policy from 1972-2002 addressing such ares as: forest, land, river, and marine habitats, atmosphere, biodiversity, natural disasters, and human health impacts. Applies data to predict four possible scenarios for the future of the global environment. 446 pages. UK £60. Contact Earthscan Publications Ltd., 120 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JN, UK; phone (44 01 90) 382-8800; fax (44 02 07) 278-1142; email; Web site

*Global Food Projectsion to 2020: Emerging Trends and Alternative Futures, 2001* Mark W. Rosegrant, Michael S. Paisner, Siet Meijer, Julie Witcover, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Prepared for an agrochemical sponsored conference. Presents extensive raw data for food trends such as consumption and production of various crops divided by country, calorie consumption, and malnourishment. Predicts a baseline future scenario and two alternative scenarios based on variations of technology, policy and lifestyle. 206 pages. Available for free as hard copy or download. Contact IFPRI, 2033 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006-1002; phone (202) 862-5600; fax (202) 467-4439; email; Web site

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