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
Global environment outlook (GEO), Chapters and Articles
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
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
Global environment outlook (GEO), Chapters and Articles
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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Back Matter [Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) [The GEO-6 Process, Acronyms and Abbreviations, Contributors, Glossary]
United Nations Environment Programme
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2019
Global environment outlook (GEO), Other
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), 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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2018
Global environment outlook (GEO), Chapters and Articles
Land and Soil - Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6): Healthy Planet, Healthy People Chapter 8
United Nations Environment Programme

The main messages of the fth report of the Global Environment Outlook (GEO-5) could be extrapolated to GEO-6. Perhaps the most important difference is the recognition of climate change as a driver of environmental change, and how it has the potential for altering land resources on its own (see Chapter 2). Climate change usually exacerbates ecosystem degradation and a more variable climate degrades ecosystems more strongly. Another difference is the increasing recognition of the critical function that clear property rights play for land-resource stewardship and the crucial role of rural inhabitants in land conservation.


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Global environment outlook (GEO), Reports and Books
GEO for Youth in Latin America and the Caribbean: Open your Eyes to the Environment
United Nations Environment Programme

This is a report on the state of the environment in the region, in addition to being a real source of inspiration for people and institutions to contribute to the safeguarding of the environment. The young authors offer a fresh and up-to-date view of environment problems plaguing Latin America and the Caribbean, using facts and figures; examples, projects and activities; poems, drawings and photographs; in short, they bring ideas and enthusiasm which will undoubtedly inspire readers to answer their call to build a strong front against the deterioration of our environment. The book is divided into three parts. The first part deals with eight themes of fundamental importance for the environment and makes suggestions that help to form an integrated, rather than piecemeal, idea of the state of the environment in the region. The second part gives numerous examples, opinions and testimonies from young individuals who, in one way or another, have participated actively in defending the environment. The third part provides an outlook for the future providing three possible scenarios for the next 25 years: an optimistic future, a pessimistic future, and a future if present trends continue. These represent a warning so that all of us, young and old, men and women, may participate in taking care of our environment.


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