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Second Authors Meeting for the Sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) for Cities
United Nations Environment Programme

The GEO for Cities Advisory Committee, co-chairs and author teams met in Abu Dhabi for a writer’s sprint to work towards producing the first-order draft of the four main chapters of the report.

Meeting objectives:
1. Review the overall status of the chapters and obtain feedback from the Advisory Committee; 2. Address all comments received from the Advisory Committee’s internal review; 3. Move the chapters towards their first-order draft stage and prepare for the peer review;
4. Discuss future communication and outreach opportunities; 5. Discuss strategy for collaboration and partnerships among the advisory committee organizations and UNEP/UN Habitat, considering the networks of each (SDG 17); 6. Define next steps as we head towards the peer review.


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2020
Report of the Twenty-seventh Session of the WMO-IOC-UNEP-ISC Steering Committee for GCOS - GCOS-232
World Meteorological Organization, United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, International Science Council

In accordance with its Memorandum of Understanding5, GCOS prepares regular reports on the status of the global climate observing system followed by implementation plans that address issues and gaps, and new developments and user needs. These reports are 6 submitted to the WMO and UNFCCC Subsidiary Body on Science and Technology (SBSTA) . In the 2016 GCOS Implementation Plan7, endorsed by the WMO8 and UNFCCC9, the review and updating of ECV requirements is addressed by actions G10-13. Chapter 2 outlines the general process.


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2020
RE-Thinking Access to Energy Business Models: Ways to Walk the Water-Energy-Food Nexus Talk - Webinar
United Nations Environment Programme, Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities (GPA)
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2020
Presentations
Advancing Sustainable Consumption & Production: Circularity in the Economy of Tomorrow
United Nations Environment Programme

Environmental challenges and lifestyle choices are defining issues of our time. The concept of circularity allows us to operationalize the inclusive green economy: how to reduce and eliminate waste and pollution through intelligent design; how to keep products and materials in use; and how to regenerate and grow natural wealth through economic and fiscal policies that nurture and embrace nature-based solutions. All with the goal of delivering on the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.


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2020
Webinar - Sustainable Desalination: Innovation Tools to Address Wastewater due to Brine Discharges
Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities (GPA)

Webinar Recording


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2019
First Face-to-Face Meeting of the Future of Global Environment Outlook (GEO) Steering Committee
United Nations Environment Programme

The Steering committee on the future of GEO and the Secretariat met in the Ministry of the Environment offices, Prague, Czech Republic from Oct. 31 – Nov. 1 2019 to achieve the following objectives:
1. Update Steering Committee members on the rationale and details of resolution UNEP/EA.4/RES.23 and lessons learned from the GEO process, in particular as it pertains to the preparation of GEO-4, GEO-5 and GEO-6.
2. Consider and approve the main issues to be reviewed in the options document;
3. Consider and approve the work plan and timeline for the preparation of the options document and for conducting the broad consultations on the future of GEO
4. Consider and approve the Terms of Reference for the work on the options document and the broad consultations


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2019
Webinar - Handle with Care!: The Nexus between Wastewater, Health and Sustainable Sanitation
United Nations Environment Programme, Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities

Recording of the webinar


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2019
Provisional Agenda - The 21st Global Meeting of the Regional Seas Conventions and Action Plans, Berlin, Germany
United Nations Environment Programme
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2019
First World Refrigeration Day Focuses on Safe Refrigerant Use
United Nations Environment Programme

The American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the UN Environment’s OzonAction Branch, are working with the World Refrigeration Day Secretariat to provide information and tools that bring awareness to the benefits of new technologies and which promote the safe and responsible use of refrigerants, the life blood of all cooling systems.


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2019
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World Refrigeration Day - 26 June 2019: #Refrigerants4Life
United Nations Environment Programme, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers

World Refrigeration Day poster


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2019