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Policy Briefs for a Planet Under Pressure

The Global Environmental Change (GEC) Research Community is releasing a series of policy briefs for Rio+20.

The policy briefs are part of the scientific preparations for the international conference, Planet Under Pressure: new knowledge towards solutions.

The briefs specifically target policy-makers in the Rio+20 process, aiming to give them access to the latest scientific thinking on sustainable development issues.

Each brief tackles an issue of importance to the Rio+20 conference, with a focus on the 'Green Economy' and the 'Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development'.Water brief front cover

The policy briefs were developed by IGBP, IHDP, DIVERSITAS, WCRP, ESSP and ICSU.

We thank the US National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant no. GEO-0837928, amendment no. 6, for support for this project.

ICSU will distribute the policy briefs during the Rio+20 Intergovernmental Preparatory Committee Meetings, and draw attention to their key messages. ICSU is also working with its National and Union Members and Regional Offices to raise awareness about the policy briefs among Rio+20 policy teams working at the regional and national levels.

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