Frontiers 2017: Emerging Issues of Environmental Concern

Frontiers 2017: Emerging Issues of Environmental Concern. UN Environment, 2018.

From antimicrobial resistance to off-grid solar: Frontiers 2017 explores the newest environmental issues facing the planet. Frontiers2017-cover-d8

How does our careless disposal of antimicrobial drugs produce bacteria that can resist them? Why are Marine Protected Areas vital to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals? Can off-grid solar plug the energy gap for cities in the developing world?

UN Environment experts will address these and other emerging issues with the launch of Frontiers 2017, its latest annual report on the most novel environmental challenges facing the planet.

The report covers six key emerging issues: the environmental dimension of antimicrobial resistance; nanomaterials; Marine Protected Areas and sustainable development; sand and dust storms; off-grid solar solutions; and environmental displacement.

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