Global environment outlook (GEO), Newsletters
GEO Matters - October 2018
United Nations Environment Programme

This October 2018 issue covers the outcome of the summary for policy makers drafting meeting, the co-chairs of the Global Environment Outlook for Youth as well as a personal story on youth and agriculture.


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GEO-6 Matters - November 2018
United Nations Environment Programme

This October issue covers the outcome of the Joint Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) and Review Editors Meeting of the of the Sixth Global Environment
Outlook (GEO-6) and the outcome of the First face-face meeting of the Adhoc Global Assessment Dialogue


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Global environment outlook (GEO), Newsletters
GEO Matters - September 2018
United Nations Environment Programme

This September 2018 issue covers the sixth edition of the Global Environment Outlook summary for policy makers drafting meeting as well as a personal story on beating plastic pollution. An author and GEO fellow profile are also included.


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Global environment outlook (GEO), Reports and Books
Global Environment Outlook for Youth, Asia and the Pacific
United Nations Environment Programme

The future always belongs to the next generation. Without their engagement and leadership,
that future cannot be sustainable. Fortunately, young people today are more passionate and
involved in environmental issues than any who have come before them. Not only are they
themselves taking action, they are mobilizing their families, communities and society at large
to tackle the great environmental challenges of our time. Initiative evolves into leadership. This
is why youth empowerment is not just a slogan but a core tenet of environmental solutions.

In Asia and the Pacific particularly, we are all too familiar with the issues. Rapid economic growth, urbanization and lifestyle changes have been a boon to living standards. Yet this
growth has been coupled with unwise use of natural resources and a tendency to over-consume. That means that environmental protection is not just the business of the environmentalists, but everybody. Young people understand this intuitively more than most, and that’s
why, across the region, we see them disproportionately driving change.

UN Environment has recognized many of those young people working to make a difference.
Through awards like the Young Champions of the Earth and the Asia Pacific Low-Carbon Lifestyle Challenges, UN Environment is helping raise the profile and prerogative of youth to effect
change. The stories of these winners reflect the creativity and lateral thinking that continue to
inspire and influence others across the generations.

Knowledge remains the prerequisite for solutions, however. That is the premise behind the
Global Environment Outlook for Youth, Asia-Pacific. This publication presents a clear and expansive picture of current environmental challenges for youth and young professionals with
non-environmental backgrounds. It is a jumping-off point for those who want to do more for
the planet but lack fluency in the environmental trends and challenges in Asia and the Pacific.
Whereas conventional scientific publications can be technical and esoteric, this report is designed to be more interesting and accessible to a wider, younger audience.

I hope that this publication gives young people the chance to engage with environmental topics in a substantive way, and help spread that knowledge. I also hope it encourages decision
makers throughout Asia and the Pacific to support and empower young people. Ultimately, it
is only with young people’s efforts that we will deliver on the 2030 Agenda.


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GEO Matters - December 2018
United Nations Environment Programme

An outline of the negotiation of the Summary for Policy Makers meeting that will take place from 21-24 January 2019 and a profile on Rohan Bhargava, a GEO-6 author.


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GEO Matters - July 2018
United Nations Environment Programme

This issue features key GEO-related events including the First GEO for Youth authors meeting held in Bangkok on 25-27 June 2018, and the Meeting of the Policy Effectiveness Authors of the sixth edition of the Global Environment Outlook held on 13-15 June 2018.


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GEO Matters August 2018
United Nations Environment Programme

The Global Environment Outlook (GEO) is a consultative and participatory process to prepare an independent assessment of the state of the environment, the effectiveness of the policy response to address these environmental challenges and the possible pathways to be achieve various internationally agreed environmental goals.


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