UNEP to recognize and draw attention to rising tensions of environmental concerns

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) works to recognise and draw attention to rising issues of environmental concern.

The reports of UNEP Frontiers advances this work, signalling environmental issues and solutions for an effective and timely response.

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Some issues may be local, relatively small-scale issues today but may have the potential to become an issue of regional or global concern if not addressed early.

What are emerging issues presented in the 2022 edition of the Frontiers report: Noise, Blazes and Mismatches?

The chapter titled Wildfires Under Climate Change: A Burning Issue discusses the role of climate change and human influence in the changing wildfire regimes around the world, the impacts of wildfires on the environment and human health, and the measures that can help to prevent, respond and build resilience to wildfires.

The chapter titled Wildfires Under Climate Change: A Burning Issue discusses the role of climate change and human influence in the changing wildfire regimes around the world, the impacts of wildfires on the environment and human health, and the measures that can help to prevent, respond and build resilience to wildfires.

The chapter titled Phenology: Climate Change Is Shifting the Rhythm of Nature looks at how climate change is disrupting the life cycle patterns of plant and animal species, its consequences, and the need to address this issue by restoring ecological connectivity and biological diversity and most importantly, reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

UNEP Tweeted: Wildfires are becoming much larger, more dangerous and more likely to occur as a result of climate change and human influence.

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Our #Frontiers2022 report breaks down the challenges from and solutions to this critical issue: