Global environment outlook (GEO), Chapters and Articles
Approach to Assessment of Policy Effectiveness - Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6): Healthy Planet, Healthy People Chapter 10
United Nations Environment Programme
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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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Global environment outlook (GEO), Chapters and Articles
Future Developments Without Targeted Policies - Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6): Healthy Planet, Healthy People Chapter 21
United Nations Environment Programme

This chapter examines the international scenario literature to assess to what extent current and long-term trends are in line with achieving these targets, and to understand and highlight potential implementation gaps.


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Global environment outlook (GEO), Reports and Books
Global Environment Outlook: For Life on Earth
United Nations Environment Programme

This first issue of the biennial Global Environment Outlook (GEO) is a snapshot of an ongoing worldwide environmental assessment process. It was initiated in response to the environmental reporting requirements of Agenda 21 and to a UNEP Governing Council Decision of May 1995, which requested production of the first in a new, comprehensive State of the Environment Report series in time for the next UNEP Governing Council in January 1997. The decision recognized the need to advance consensus on several essential environmental issues and on the implementation of the recommendations of Agenda 21.


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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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Policy Theory and Practice - Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6): Healthy Planet, Healthy People Chapter 11
United Nations Environment Programme

This section examines the literature and teases out some lessons learned for validation by the policy domains/ instruments and governance arrangements and associated case studies in Chapters 12–17 of Part B (Figure 11 1). Essentially, it addresses the top portion of Figure 11.1, while Chapters 12–17 explore the lower half.


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Global environment outlook (GEO), Infographics
GEO-6 Air Infographic
United Nations Environment Programme

Future policy effort in managing air pollution and climate change will be crucial to achieve the Paris Agreement target of limiting the temperature increase to 1.5 °C.


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Pathways towards Sustainable Development - Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6): Healthy Planet, Healthy People Chapter 22
United Nations Environment Programme

This chapter assesses the scenario literature for possible pathways that would achieve those targets, thereby closing the implementation gap (Table 21 2). The focus is on the question of what would be needed to achieve these targets – and what are important synergies and trade-offs between different measures and these targets. This chapter does not discuss the social or political feasibility of the pathways. Moreover, the focus is on measures (e.g. energy ef ciency improvement or changes in yield) and not on the policies to implement these measures (e.g. taxes or regulation).


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Global environment outlook (GEO), Summaries
Findings of the GEO-4 Self Assessment Survey
United Nations Environment Programme, International Union for Conservation of Nature

This Report presents a summary of the findings of a self assessment survey of the participants of the fourth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-4). The findings of this Survey are intended to feed into the GEO management process for the planning of future GEO processes and products and in general to the work of the Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).


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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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