Environment Noise Pollution Climate Change Climate Change Impact

Frontiers 2022: Noise, Blazes and Mismatches

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) works to identify and draw attention to emerging issues of environmental concern. The UNEP Frontiers’ report continues to advance this work, signaling environmental issues and solutions for effective and timely responses. 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.
Report from UNEP, published 2022
Environment Ecological Threat Conflict Climate Threats

Ecological Threat Report 2022: Analysing Ecological Threats, Resilience & Peace

The Ecological Threat Report (ETR) is a comprehensive, datadriven analysis covering 3,638 sub-national administrative units in 228 independent countries and territories. It covers 99.99 per cent of the world's population and assesses threats relating to food security, water stress, population pressures and natural disasters. The report identifies countries that are most at risk of catastrophic outcomes due to ecological threats and uses the lens of societal resilience to predict the countries most likely to suffer from instability and conflict in the future.
Report from Institute for Economics & Peace, published 2022
Environment Plastic Pollution Single-Use Plastic Plastic Waste

Rising Tides Global Opinions on Actions To Stop Plastic Pollution In 28 Countries

This research sought to measure public awareness and levels of support for an agreement in 28 countries around the world for a legally binding global instrument to address plastic pollution.
Report from WWF International, published 2022
Environment Greenhouse Gas Emission Climate Change Plastic Lifecycle

Plastic & Climate: The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet

Amidst growing concern about the impacts of plastic on the oceans, ecosystems, and human health, there’s another largely hidden dimension of the plastic crisis: plastic’s contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. This report examines each of these stages of the plastic lifecycle to identify the major sources of greenhouse gas emissions, sources of uncounted emissions, and uncertainties that likely lead to underestimation of plastic’s climate impacts.
Environment Climate Change Mitigation Climate Change Greenhouse Gas Emission

Climate Change Mitigation: Policies and Lessons for Asia

Climate Change Mitigation: Policies and Lessons for Asia highlights evidence-based approaches for advancing decarbonization across sectors. It offers timely insights for policy makers and scholars seeking to better understand the region’s climate change mitigation challenges, policy approaches for fostering emissions breakthroughs, and the sustainable development implications.
Report from Asian Development Bank, published 2022
Environment Land Use Climate Pledges Climate Plans

The Land Gap Report

This Report shows that countries’ climate pledges rely on unrealistic amounts of land-based carbon removal. These cannot be achieved without significant negative impacts on livelihoods, land rights, and ecosystems. Our research suggests that countries should seek to reduce their expected reliance on land-based carbon removal and must instead make much deeper cuts in emissions.
Report from The Land Gap Report, published 2022
Environment Greenhouse Gas Emission Climate Change Climate Monitoring

Provisional State of the Global Climate 2022

The State of the Global Climate in 2022 is produced on an annual basis, complementing the most recent long assessment cycle provided by the sixth IPCC Assessment Report. This is the provisional version; the full and final report is expected to be published in March 2023. The report provides an authoritative voice on the current state of the climate using key climate indicators and reporting on extreme events and their impacts. Collecting and analysing data from these variables takes time— where 2022 data is not yet available, figures from 2021 are provided.
Report from World Meteorological Organization, published 2022
Environment Plastic Pollution Fishing Gear Marine Debris

Stop Ghost Gear: The Most Deadly Form of Marine Plastic Debris

Eleven million tonnes of plastic ends up in the ocean every year4. Plastic waste pollutes every corner of the ocean, threatens aquatic wildlife, and even ends up in the seafood we eat. And despite growing awareness, the problem continues to get worse.
Report from WWF International, published 2020
Environment Climate Change Climate Change Impact Human Rights Violations

Any tidal wave could drown us – Stories from the climate crisis

The climate crisis is upon us. Despite repeated scientific warnings, state climate action is lagging far behind what is needed to protect human rights. This report showcases communities’ experiences in seven brief case studies to provide a snapshot of how climate change negatively affects the enjoyment of human rights in different contexts, particularly of those who are marginalized, neglected or oppressed.
Report from Amnesty International, published 2022
Environment Extreme Weather Events Climate Change Deaths

Climate India 2022: An assessment of extreme weather events

The “India 2022: An assessment of extreme weather events”, prepared by the Centre for Science and Environment and Down To Earth (CSE/DTE), attempts to build an evidence base on the frequency and expanding geography of extreme weather events in India.
Report from DownToEarth, published 2022