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Environmental Law Institute: Keeping Up With Megatrends Study

Policy Document

The Keeping Up with Megatrends Study highlights major factors, such as urbanization and climate change, which are contributing to the increased vulnerability of countries and communities to environmental emergencies.

At its 9th meeting, the Advisory Group on Environmental Emergencies (AGEE) recommended for a study focusing on preparedness, national capacity and regional approaches. One recommendation was to investigate on the effects of two megatrends – urbanization and climate change on environmental emergencies. The Megatrends study is the result of these investigations and has been elaborated for OCHA and UN Environment by the Environmental Law Institute.

By exploring urbanization and climate change, the study highlights the major factors contributing to the increased vulnerability of countries and communities to environmental emergencies. The study proposes practical solutions for enhancing the international response framework for environmental emergencies to assist vulnerable countries and communities in building resilience to future disasters and emergencies.

Consult the study here.

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