List of tables

CHAPTER 2

Key environmental issues by GEO region
Socio-economic background
The spread of communications 1980-98 (numbers/1 000 people)
Land

Extent and causes of land degradation
Climate change impacts on land and biodiversity by region

Forests

Change in forested land 1990-2000 by region
Change in forested land 1990-2000 by sub-region: Africa
Change in forested land 1990-2000 by sub-region: Asia and the Pacific
Change in forested land 1990-2000 by sub-region: Europe
Managing the world's most extensive forests: forest estate in the Russian Federation
Change in forested land 1990-2000 by sub-region: Latin America and the Caribbean
Change in forested land 1990-2000 by sub-region: West Asia

Biodiversity

Estimated number of described species
Globally threatened vertebrate species by region
Biological diversity in the Arctic: number of known species
Protected areas in the Arctic

Freshwater

Major stocks of water
Groundwater quality problems
Water stress index: West Asia
Available water resources in West Asia (million m3/year)

Coastal and marine areas

Disease burden of selected common and marine-related diseases
Economic losses from red tides in fisheries and aquaculture
Management status of principal coastal and marine areas

Urban areas

Distribution of global population (%) by size of settlement, 1975 and 2000

Disasters

Recent disasters caused by extreme natural events
Some of the worst disasters in Africa, 1972-2000
Impact of natural disasters in Asia and the Pacific, 1972-2000
Vulnerability to natural hazards of Caribbean countries

CHAPTER 4

Potential increase in nitrogen loading on coastal eocosystems