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Boy sleeping on cracked-up land, India

Sleeping on the river bed

Special mention
Photographer: Nimai Chandra Ghosh - Kolkata, India

Climate change increases the frequency and severity of droughts. Impacts - such as the dried-up river bed in the photo - are more severe in developing than in developed countries. About 60% of the benefits that the global ecosystem provides (such as fresh water, clean air and a relatively stable climate) is being degraded or used unsustainably.

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