Global environment outlook (GEO), Chapters and Articles
Cross-cutting Issues - Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6): Healthy Planet, Healthy People Chapter 4
United Nations Environment Programme

As understanding of the interdependence between a healthy planet and healthy people becomes more developed, complex issues that thread through systems and societies gain new importance. Beyond the traditional Global Environment Outlook (GEO) themes addressing air, biodiversity, oceans, land and fresh water, this GEO-6 assessment addresses cross-cutting issues worthy of further examination. Using
a systems approach, these cross-cutting issues offerentry points allowing another dimension for analysing GEO-6 themes as well as understanding the network of interconnections throughout earth and human systems.


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2019
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GEO-6 - Links to Individual Chapters
United Nations Environment Programme

The document lists links to the individual chapters of the sixth edition of the Global Environment Outlook


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2019
Global environment outlook (GEO), Reports and Books
Global Linkages: A Graphic Look at the Changing Arctic
United Nations Environment Programme

The new report “Global Linkages – A graphic look at the changing Arctic”, produced by UN Environment and its collaborating center GRID-Arendal, is a set of maps and graphics, accompanied by short narratives to synthesize and illustrate the most critical, connected environmental challenges with Arctic and global relevance and focusing on issues which call for common solutions. The graphics builds on Arctic and global environmental assessments and reflect the dynamic connection between the Arctic and the rest of the planet. It presents both trends and outlooks and provides actionable recommendations focused on policy development and options for solutions. The issues covered by this product reflect the themes of the current Finnish Chairmanship of the Arctic Council – climate change, biodiversity conservation and pollution prevention.


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2019
Global environment outlook (GEO), Summaries
Global Environment Outlook: GEO-6 - Summary for Policymakers
United Nations Environment Programme

This Summary for Policymakers highlights the findings of the sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) report.


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2019
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Biodiversity - Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6): Healthy Planet, Healthy People Chapter 6
United Nations Environment Programme

Biodiversity is in crisis. There is well-established evidence indicating an irrevocable and continuing decline of genetic and species diversity, and degradation of ecosystems at local and global scales. Scientists are increasingly concerned that, if anthropogenic pressures on Biodiversity continue unabated, we risk precipitating a sixth mass extinction event in Earth history, with profound impacts on human health and equity.


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2019
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Introduction and Context - Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6): Healthy Planet, Healthy People Chapter 1
United Nations Environment Programme

Under the theme of ‘Healthy Planet, Healthy People,’ the sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) is an integrated assessment which considers various scienti c perspectives and inputs from across the world in a holistic manner. The assessment urges the world’s decision makers and all citizens to apply the principles of sustainable development to help ensure that Earth’s environment remains the foundation of society and of people’s well-being and resilience.


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2019
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Biodiversity Policy - Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6): Healthy Planet, Healthy People Chapter 13
United Nations Environment Programme

This chapter follows the twofold (top down and bottom up) policy effectiveness assessment framework outlined in Chapter 10. Key policies and governance approaches (top down): A set of policy clusters and five specific policy instruments pertaining to these clusters is elaborated. Five case studies are drawn as illustrative examples of these policy instruments (Table 13 1). The case studies are not intended to be representative in any form. They were selected to cover the three dimensions of biodiversity (ecosystems, species and genetics), a range of approaches within the typology, geographical spread of examples and varying degrees of success (see Section 10.6).
Indicators (bottom up): The case studies are followed by a review of three policy-relevant indicators (see Section 10.7), which map the progress towards internationally agreed goals and targets, complementing the policy and governance approaches above.


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Global Environment Outlook – GEO-6: Healthy Planet, Healthy People
United Nations Environment Programme

UN Environment’s sixth Global Environment Outlook (2019) calls on decision makers to take immediate action to address pressing environmental issues to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals as well as other Internationally Agreed Environment Goals, such as the Paris Agreement. GEO-6 builds on the findings of previous GEO reports, including the six regional assessments (2016), and outlines the current state of the environment, illustrates possible future environmental trends and analyses the effectiveness of policies. This flagship report shows how governments can put the world on the path to a truly sustainable future. It emphasizes that urgent and inclusive action is needed by decision makers at all levels to achieve a healthy planet with healthy people.


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Freshwater Policy - Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6): Healthy Planet, Healthy People Chapter 16
United Nations Environment Programme

Through case studies and an analysis of indicators related to the SDGs, this chapter shows how the nexus concept matters in relation to policy effectiveness and cost-effectiveness.


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Policy Theory and Practice - Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6): Healthy Planet, Healthy People Chapter 11
United Nations Environment Programme

This section examines the literature and teases out some lessons learned for validation by the policy domains/ instruments and governance arrangements and associated case studies in Chapters 12–17 of Part B (Figure 11 1). Essentially, it addresses the top portion of Figure 11.1, while Chapters 12–17 explore the lower half.


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