Our Planet

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UNEP’s quarterly magazine Our Planet features authoritative articles on the theme of environment and development by world scientific and political leaders. Each issue of Our Planet concentrates on one specific theme, tying into international conferences, meetings (the Commission on Sustainable Development), events (World Environment Day), or dealing with issues of our time (Water or Climate Change). Our Planet reports on international developments and action. It reviews current thinking, suggests solutions, and debates the key issues of environmentally sustainable development.


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In recent decades there has been an unprecedented increase in the proportion and number of people living in urban environments. In 2014, 54 per cent of the world's people were urban dwellers, compared to 34 per cent in 1960. This trend is expected to continue, while the global population is predicted to grow from 6.1 billion in 2000 to 9.7 billion in 2050, and the size of the urban area expected to triple within the next two decades. It is clear that cities are where our future is going to be decided. This places a large burden of responsibility on us, as administrators and decision-makers looking at how we shape our cities now and in the future.


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