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Topic 2 GLOBAL OVERVIEW OF ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUESTopic 2GLOBAL OVERVIEW OF ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUESIntroductionOver the past 30 years, the world has undergone unprecedented social, economic, political and technical change. These under linked components provide the backdrop against which to view changes in the state of the environment over the same period because they serve a dual purpose as some of the most forceful drivers of that environmental change.In the developing world, incomes and income poverty have improved, people are living longer, healthier lives, more literate and better educated than before. Average animal incomes in developing countries have mostly risen in real term they have rose during 1972 -1999 by 13% in Africa, 72% in Asia and Pacific and 35% in Latin America and Caribbean as per World Bank report 2001.However, approximately 1.2 billion people or 1/5 of the worlds population still live in extreme poverty on less than Us1 a day and 2.8 billion people or almost half the worlds population on less than Us dollar 2 a day (UNDP2001). of those in extreme poverty live in rural areas (IFAD 2001) and the majority are women.Poverty is not limited to developing countries more than 130 million people in developed countries of the organization for Economic Cooperation and Development OECD are considered income poor .Ill health is related to environmental factors (WHO 1997) and poverty. Medical innovation progress in basic health care and enabling social

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