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 - 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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GEO Matters - July 2019
United Nations Environment Programme

At the fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) the sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO) and its accompanying Summary for Policymakers were welcomed with appreciation by Member States. Countries also discussed extensively how the Global Environment Outlook process and publication could be further improved. To meet this goal, countries decided to request the Executive Director of UN Environment, through a resolution, develops an options paper and conduct extensive consultation on these options in order to deliver recommendations on the future of GEO at the fifth UN Environment Assembly.

In requesting this options document, countries decided that the process should be overseen and managed by a Steering Committee established under the auspices of UNEA and pursuant to well-defined Terms of References. Members of the Steering Committee were to be nominated by Member States and all members of UN specialized agencies by May 30th, 2019 and were to be approved by the Committee of Permanent Representatives. The options document should be submitted by the Steering Committee to the UNEA-5 for consideration, to allow a decision on the future form and function of the GEO.


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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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GEO Matters - August 2019
United Nations Environment Programme

The Global Environment Outlook assessments are a rich and valuable resource for decision-makers, practitioners and researchers about the current state of the environment with in-depth scientific knowledge. The Global Environment Outlook for Cities is an opportunity to distil this information for the critical urban stakeholder audience. Increasingly cities are recognized as central to the global environmental situation, from climate change to air pollution and while urban residents suffer many consequences of environmental degradation, cities are also sources of innovation and inspiration for tackling these difficult challenges. Through the Global Environment Outlook for Cities, we hope to empower and embolden city leaders, urban experts and everyone interested in cultivating healthy and liveable cities now and for future generations. Building on the scenarios, pathways and findings of the sixth edition of the Global Environment Outlook, the Global Environment Outlook for Cities will cover in depth the environmental issues relevant for cities as well as the urban characteristics that shape environmental solutions within and beyond urban boundaries. Furthermore, the Global Environment Outlook for Cities will examine the potential for transformative pathways tackling socio-economic and environmental issues in the face of climate change and continued urbanization.


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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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