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Never in the history of humanity has the world faced so many environmental threats. Climate change is now called a climate emergency. We are losing biodiversity at an alarming rate. Our oceans are being choked with plastic, and we continue to produce toxic chemicals that are harmful to humans and wildlife. For millions of people, access to fresh water and sanitation is a growing challenge...Now more than ever, the international community must step up and ensure that the global environment is properly protected. The State of Global Environmental Governance produced by the International Institute for Sustainable Development provides an excellent overview of progress made in global environmental governance in the last 12 months. There are hopeful stories, and there are tragedies.

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