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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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Oceans and Coasts - Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6): Healthy Planet, Healthy People Chapter 7
United Nations Environment Programme

Oceans have many uses, and there are too many linkages among marine ecosystems and between the land and adjacent seas to review them all in this chapter. The First Global Integrated Marine Assessment (A/RES/70/235; Inniss and Simcock eds. 2016) and reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC 2013) have provided recent comprehensive reviews of the state of the ocean. Therefore, three topics have been selected here that warrant particular attention – tropical coral reefs, shing and debris entering the marine environment. Several topics of emerging or particular interest – mercury, sand mining, deep sea mining and ocean noise – are also brie y considered.


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Report of the Meeting on Integrated Environmental Assessment/Global Environmental Outlook (IEA/GEO) Core Data Working Group
United Nations Environment Programme

This report is generated through the working group that was assembled in the context of preparations for UNEP's Global Environment Outlook (GEO) report series, which will replace the more traditional State-of-the-Environment Reports


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Conclusions of Policy Effectiveness - Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6): Healthy Planet, Healthy People Chapter 18
United Nations Environment Programme

The analysis in GEO-6 of environmental policies and their integration demonstrates the diversity of institutional and cultural frameworks in which policymaking takes place. The roles of law, values, administrative capacities, socioeconomic conditions, and so on, are important in how effective policies can be. The design of policies that re ect on this set of conditions is important.


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GEO-6 Land and Soil - Infographic
United Nations Environment Programme

Sustainable land management is a major instrument for climate change mitigation because it improves carbon sequestration in the soil.


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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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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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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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Outlooks in GEO-6 - Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6): Healthy Planet, Healthy People Chapter 19
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Parts A and B of the sixth Global Environmental Outlook (GEO- 6) indicate that the current global development trends and their future trajectories are not sustainable. At the same time, nations worldwide have agreed on a set of ambitious goals as part of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a broad range of multilateral environmental agreements and other frameworks. Together, they aim for halting environmental degradation and aim to enable better development pathways that can bene t both humans and the ecosystems that support human well-being.
The key questions now are whether future trends would lead to the achievement of these ambitious goals and thereby a more sustainable future – and, if not, what would be required, both in policy and practice, to bend the trend towards positive and sustainable development pathways. Part C of GEO-6 aims to provide an integrated and holistic view of the scienti c information to address these questions. It presents new approaches to developing science-based information for decision makers, by combining scenario-based quantitative projections (de ned here as top-down approaches) with grass- roots and participatory methods (bottom-up) approaches.


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GEO-6: Policies - Infographic
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An important argument in favour of environmental policy integration is the economic and social co-benefits that can be expected from implementing environmental policies


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