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There are more than 400 multilateral environmental treaties currently listed in the World Conservation Union database (CIESIN 1998). The legal and economic implications of these are such that reliable and accurate information concerning the global environment will soon be at a premium. Earth observation is only one part of the information-acquisition chain, but one with important strategic characteristics in a global context. This chapter discusses the policy drivers and outlines the nature of a global environmental-information system.

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Authors: BELWARD A, JRC-Space Applications Institute, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Remote Sensing and Climate Change-The Role of Earh Observation. Published by: Springe-Praxis Books in Geophysical Sicence. Pp.233-39
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