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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Global environment outlook (GEO), Newsletters
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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Global environment outlook (GEO), Newsletters
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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GEO Matters September 2019
United Nations Environment Programme

The Inception Meeting of the Advisory Committee for GEO for Business was held in Paris, France on 24 September 2019 at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The meeting’s objective was to approve the work plan for production of the GEO-6 for Business, approve the timeline and come up with a tentative list of authors that will write the GEO-6 for Business. The Advisory Committee is chaired by Prof. Paul
Elkins, one of the Co-Chairs of the sixth Global Environment Outlook and draws membership from key business Non-Governmental Organizations such as the International Chamber of Commerce and the World Economic Forum, International Labour Organization and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.


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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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GEO Matters October 2019
United Nations Environment Programme

During the annual Committee of Permanent Representatives subcommittee meeting, the Science Division hosted a side event aimed at communicating the messages and findings of the sixth edition of the Global Environment Outlook report. The side event titled ‘How the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) 6 can achieve transformational change’ was held on 8 October 2019 at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) complex in Nairobi. The panel of the event was made up of UNEP staff members including Director, Jian Liu; Maarten Kappelle; Hartwig Kremer; Eddah Kaguthi and Jillian Campbell with active participation of the following Member States; Australia, Belgium, China, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Montenegro, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.


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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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