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‘Future of GEO’ Steering Committee Meeting Summary, August 17, 2020
United Nations Environment Programme

The Steering Committee on the Future of GEO met at its twelfth virtual call to discuss progress and plan next steps for the advancement of the process. Agenda items included:
1. Review and discussion of the virtual consultation process
2. Overview, discussion and approval of the documentation for the consultation process.
3. Any Other Business


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‘Future of GEO’ Steering Committee Meeting Summary, July 2, 2020
United Nations Environment Programme
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‘Future of GEO’ Steering Committee Meeting Summary, June 10, 2020
United Nations Environment Programme

The Steering Committee on the Future of GEO met at its tenth virtual call to discuss progress and plan next steps for the advancement of the process. Agenda items included:
1. Review of the current draft of the options paper.
2. Discuss the timelines to UNEA-5
3. Discuss Plan B and Plan C for delivery to UNEA-5
4. Any Other Business


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COBSEA webinar on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, 28 May 2020
United Nations Environment Programme, Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA)

The first webinar took stock of the process for the development of the framework and UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) role in this, including its work with and through Regional Seas Conventions and Action Plans. Based on this COBSEA’s mandate and current activities relevant to the framework were discussed.


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‘Future of GEO’ Steering Committee Meeting Summary, May 19, 2020
United Nations Environment Programme

The Steering Committee on the Future of GEO met at its ninth virtual call to discuss progress and plan next steps for the advancement of the process. Agenda items included:
1. Discuss the timeline options that allow the Steering Committee to review the Options Paper draft before the start of the consultation process
2. Discuss and input on the building blocks paper drafted by the Consultancy team aimed to input into the design of the GEO integrated options.
3. Any Other Business


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‘Future of GEO’ Steering Committee Meeting Summary, April 23, 2020
United Nations Environment Programme

The Steering Committee on the Future of GEO met at its eighth virtual call to discuss progress and
plan next steps for the future advancement of the process. Agenda items included:
• Introduce and discuss the proposed updated plans for the consultations and preparation of
the options document on the future of the GEO process. This included; modalities for
submission of the options document and associated recommendations by the Steering
Committee to UNEA-5 and Plans for Virtual Consultations on the draft ‘options paper on the
future of GEO’
• Update the Steering Committee on the progress made on the preparation of the options
document on the future of the GEO process after the first workshop of the Steering
Committee
• Discuss the detailed Workplan prepared by the Consultancy team on the preparation of the
Options Paper
• Discuss the way forward on the future planning calls and interaction of the Steering
Committee members with the consultancy team and the Secretariat
• Any other business


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‘Future of GEO’ Steering Committee Meeting Summary, March 11, 2020
United Nations Environment Programme

The Steering Committee on the Future of GEO met at its seventh virtual call to discuss progress and plan next steps for the future advancement of the process. Agenda items included:
• Update the Steering Committee on the cancelation of the Trinidad and Tobago workshop on the Future of GEO
• Discuss the way forward in the advancement of the development of the Options Paper in the face of the evolving global COVID 19 pandemic
• Any other business


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‘Future of GEO’ Steering Committee Meeting Summary, February 27, 2020
United Nations Environment Programme

The Steering Committee on the Future of GEO met at its sixth virtual call to discuss progress and plan next steps for the future advancement of the process. Agenda items included:
• Update on the Secretariat coordination of the Future of GEO process in GEO Head’s absence
• Introduction of the Consultants team procured for the development of the Options Paper
• Discussion on the preliminary Agenda of the Trinidad and Tobago workshop of the Steering Committee
• Discussion on the proposed six regional meetings planned for Member States consultations
• Any other business


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Report of the Conference of the Parties to the Bamako Convention on the Ban of the Import into Africa and the Control of Transboundary Movement and Management of Hazardous Wastes within Africa on the work of its Third Meeting [Advance]
United Nations Environment Programme

The third meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Bamako Convention on the Ban of the Import into Africa and the Control of Transboundary Movement and Management of Hazardous Wastes within Africa, organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) under the theme “From decisions to action: working for Africa with a safe chemicals and waste future”, was held
in Brazzaville from 12 to 14 February 2020 and was hosted by the Government of the Congo. The three-day meeting began with a two-day expert segment on 12 and 13 February, followed by a ministerial segment on 14 February.


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‘Future of GEO’ Steering Committee Meeting Summary, January 28, 2020
United Nations Environment Programme

The Steering Committee on the Future of GEO met at its fifth virtual call to discuss progress and plan next steps for the future advancement of the process. Agenda items included:
• Review the procurement process for the options paper on the Future of GEO
• Discuss the different options for conducting broad consultations on the options paper considering pros, cons, budget situation and carbon emissions, then decide on the preferred option
• Discuss the planned Steering Committee facilitated workshops and consultation options
• Any other business


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