UNESCO-SCOPE-UNEP Policy Briefs
The policy briefs provide "at a glance" information relating to global environmental issues, building on the contributions of international experts at multi-disciplinary workshops. Each brief reviews current knowledge, highlights trends and controversies, and opens perspectives for policy planners, decision makers and stakeholders in the community. This series of policy briefs is intended to concretely and significantly impact on the capacity of UNESCO’s Member States to rely on scientifically-sound information for the purpose of decision-making.
The issues include:
N°13- Third Pole Environement
Earth’s climate appears to be changing faster than previously observed. Even with active mitigation and adaptation measures, additional efforts to avoid significant climate disruptions may be needed.
Geoengineering the climate is an option that is now gaining scientific, policy, and public attention while raising important environmental, ethical, social, and political challenges.