Important reports on the eco-socio-economic crisis

The following list contains important environmental reports which document the status of the biosphere in chronological order (to be extended).

  • World Economic Forum (2019-01-15). Global Risks Report 2019. Source: https://www.weforum.org/reports/the-global-risks-report-2019
  •  G20 (2018-11-14). G20 Brown to Green Report 2018. Source: https://www.climate-transparency.org/g20-climate-performance/g20report2018
    Comment: The Brown to Green Report 2018 is the world’s most comprehensive review of G20 climate action. It provides concise and comparable information on G20 country mitigation action, finance and vulnerability.
  • WWF (2018). Living Planet Report 2018. Aiming Higher. Grooten, M. and Almond, R.E.A.(Eds). WWF, Gland, Switzerland. Source: http://wwf.panda.org/knowledge_hub/all_publications/living_planet_report_2018/
    Comment: The Living Planet Report, WWF’s flagship publication released every two years, is a comprehensive study of trends in global biodiversity and the health of the planet. The Living Planet Report 2018 is the twelfth edition of the report and provides the scientific evidence to what nature has been telling us repeatedly: unsustainable human activity is pushing the planet’s natural systems that support life on Earth to the edge.
  • IPCC (2018-10). Global Warming of 1.5 °C. Source: https://ipcc.ch/report/sr15/
    Comment: An IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty.
  • World Inequality Report 2018, Source :https://wir2018.wid.world/
    Comment: The World Inequality Report 2018 relies on a cutting-edge methodology to measure income and wealth inequality in a systematic and transparent manner. By developing this report, the World Inequality Lab seeks to fill a democratic gap and to equip various actors of society with the necessary facts to engage in informed public debates on inequality.

Note: Please note that during the writing of reports of large organisations a compromise between multiple (politicaml) opinions has to agreed upon. Therefore, original scientific publications may give a more evidence-based perspective. However, in my opinion the bias of institutional reports seem to be more conservative, ie avoiding extreme scenarios, to obtain higher credibility and reach a wider audience.

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