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UNEP FRONTIERS

2016 REPORT

Emerging Issues of Environmental Concern


The Financial Sector
The Financial Sector: A Linchpin to Advance Sustainable Development
The complex relationship between the private sector and the environment
The underlying but influential role of the financial sector in environmental sustainability Levers to align the financial sector with sustainable development
Amplifying and diffusing best practices
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Zoonoses
Zoonoses: Blurred Lines of Emergent Disease and Ecosystem Health Emerging and neglected zoonotic diseases
Drivers of zoonotic disease emergence
Managing zoonoses for human, animal and ecosystem health Ecosystem integrity underlines human health and development
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Microplastics
Microplastics: Trouble in the Food Chain Plastics in the environment
Common sources of microplastics Plasticized food chains
Addressing the issue at the source
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Loss and Damage
Loss and Damage: Unavoidable Impacts of Climate Change on Ecosystems What is Loss and Damage?
Expected loss of ecosystems and their services
Reducing risks associated with climate change
Progress on addressing Loss and Damage
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Poisoned chalice
Poisoned chalice: Toxin accumulation in crops in the era of climate change Climate changes trigger accumulation of toxins in crops
Contamination pathways–implications for crops, animals, and people Remediating toxic contamination in plants and animals
Integrated approaches to meet the challenge
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The Latest Frontier
The Latest Frontier
Exotic Consumerism: IllegalTrade in Live Animals

Pet trade
Disease transmission
Exotic consumerism
Crossing the frontier