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

GEO Matters is a monthly newsletter that provides updates on GEO processes and activities.

The upcoming GEO-6, expecting to be launched in 2019, will build upon regional assessment processes and create a comprehensive picture of the environmental factors contributing to human well-being, accompanied by an analysis of policies leading to greater attainment of global environmental objectives and goals. The Global Environment Outlook (GEO) is a consultative process, participatory process that builds capacity for conducting integrated environmental assessments and reporting on the state, trends and outlooks of the environment. GEO is also a series of products that informs environmental decision-making and aims to facilitate the interaction between science and policy.


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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 - January 2019
United Nations Environment Programme

The negotiation of the Summary for Policy Makers (SPM) of the Sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) convened from 21-24 January 2019 at the UN Environment headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. The intergovernmental meeting had a record number of 95 countries which is an increase from the 56 countries that attended a similar negotiation meeting for the fifth Global Environment Outlook in Gwanju city, Republic of South Korea in 2012. In total, the meeting was attended by 251 participants, including 1 observer mission, 22 representatives of countries without representation in Nairobi and 26 participants from major groups and stakeholders.


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GEO Matters - February 2019
United Nations Environment Programme

A selected group of authors drafting the GEO for youth report met at the United Nations Offices in, Nairobi to
advance the drafts reports to a second order draft state.
The objective of the meeting was to;
• Complete the Second Order Draft of the four chapters
• Identify experts to interview for the sustainable jobs of the future chapter
• Assess the results of the questionnaire
• Strategize on a way forward


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GEO Matters - March 2019
United Nations Environment Programme

The sixth edition of the Global Environment Outlook which is the most comprehensive and rigorous assessment on the state of the environment completed by the United Nations in the last five years was published on 13 March 2019 during the fourth United Nations Environment Assembly. The launch of the report included a series of interactive dialogues and presentations


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GEO Matters - April 2019
United Nations Environment Programme

The second Global Session of the UN Science-Policy-Business Forum on the Environment convened from 9-10 March 2019 at the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya, on the eve of the fourth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-4). The Forum focused on the nexus of science, innovation and entrepreneurship for the environment. On 9 March 2019, the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) team hosted three panel discussions on Environmental and Health Impacts of Waste, Energy and Food Systems using messages drawn from the sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6).


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GEO Matters - May 2019: And the outlook for 2030 and beyond is… uncertain with a hint of optimism?
United Nations Environment Programme

On 13th March 2019, the world’s environment ministers agreed to the sixth edition of the Global Environment
Outlook (GEO-6), UN Environment’s flagship integrated environmental assessment, at the fourth United Nations
Environment Assembly.


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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 June 2019
United Nations Environment Programme

The inception meeting of GEO for Cities took place in Arendal, Norway from 13-14 May 2019.The Co-Chairs and Advisory Committee of GEO for Cities met to prepare a draft annotated outline of GEO for Cities and to confirm a draft work plan, including overview and context, timeline, anticipated impact, anticipated outcomes, project design and risks mitigation measures as well as to suggest prospective authors from different institutions, considering gender and geographic balance.


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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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