ERIC Number: ED244807
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
The State of the Environment 1983. Selected Topics.
United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi (Kenya).
Two of the most urgent tasks facing the world community are controlling dangerous pollution and finding plentiful supplies of energy, particularly in developing countries. This report examines: (1) what to do about hazardous wastes that endanger human life and health (restricted to wastes from chemical processes and those generated by cleaning or closing chemical factories or contaminated sites); (2) how to tackle acid rain which is damaging soil and water over large areas of industrialized countries; and (3) the potential and environmental impact of energy farms (areas of land and water devoted exclusively to growing plants for energy). Each of these topic areas (presented in separate sections) includes: (1) background information (providing pertinent facts and figures); (2) a discussion of the problem; (3) major actions taken or planned to resolve the problems; and (4) concluding remarks. (JN)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Energy, Environmental Education, Environmental Standards, Forestry, Fuels, Physical Environment, Policy Formation, Pollution, Waste Disposal, Wastes
United Nations Environment Programme, P.O. Box 30552, Nairobi, Kenya ($6.00).
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi (Kenya).
Identifiers: Acid Rain; Biomass; Hazardous Materials