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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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The Current State of Our Data and Knowledge - Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6): Healthy Planet, Healthy People Chapter 3
United Nations Environment Programme

This section provides an introduction to environmental statistics and data and covers the state of existing data and knowledge that contribute to any environmental assessment, including national-, regional- and global-level assessments. It attempts to elaborate the state of data collection and the use of data to compile statistics and produce indicators. Emerging areas of statistics, such as big data, citizen science and traditional knowledge – which are currently underutilized, but present tremendous opportunities for better measuring – are discussed in Chapter 25 of this report.


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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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Oceans and Coastal Policy - Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6): Healthy Planet, Healthy People Chapter 14
United Nations Environment Programme

The impacts of human activities on the oceans have serious social and economic implications, which directly and indirectly affect human health and well-being. As noted in chapter 7 of this report, impacts of great concern include those associated with climate change, pollution and over shing. Coral bleaching is perhaps one of the most dramatic and immediate impacts of climate change on oceans in recent years; marine litter and plastic pollution are rising to the forefront of pollution issues; and the depletion of sh stocks from over shing remains critical. Drawing on selected policy typologies and related case studies, this chapter examines key approaches and instruments employed in response to these issues (Table 14 1).


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GEO-6 The Current State of Data and Knowledge
United Nations Environment Programme

Big data is one of the world’s emerging valuable resources changing environmental assessment processes.


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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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Future Data and Knowledge Needs - Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6): Healthy Planet, Healthy People Chapter 25
United Nations Environment Programme

This chapter discusses emerging areas of environmental information and statistics, including citizen science, big data and traditional knowledge. It aims to summarize the gaps and opportunities for improving the environmental knowledge base. The global landscape is changing, technology is advancing and more and more data are available. These new data sources will not override the need for traditional means of data collection but will provide additional opportunities for environmental monitoring and assessment. This chapter analyses these new and emerging means of data collection and presents a perspective for the future of environmental monitoring and assessment.


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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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Global Environment Outlook 6 for Industry in Asia-Pacific
United Nations Environment Programme

Asia and the Pacific’s unrelenting industrial development has been a driving force in the economic growth of scores of countries in the region and beyond. This shift has led to greater prosperity, increased urbanization and sustained population growth. Yet as the region has become the “world’s factory”, it is increasingly realizing not only the benefits but the challenges of industrial development. These challenges are often environmental in nature. The 6th Global Environment Outlook, showed us that sustainable development was at risk from a number of factors. This report, a special product of GEO-6, further examines how these environmental problems are caused - and can be addressed - by the region’s rapid industrialization.


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Land and Soil Policy - Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6): Healthy Planet, Healthy People Chapter 15
United Nations Environment Programme

This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of the current Land and Soil policy framework and the related shortcomings, especially in terms of policy cohesion and implementation, as well as overall effectiveness. The subsequent sections present case studies of different sets of legal and policy instruments, economic tools and incentives, as well as policies and programmes implemented across different countries. The case studies were selected based on the criteria of regional balance, different spatial scales, type of policies and/or governance arrangements, plus their relevance to state and trends of land resources as detailed in Chapter 8 of this report.


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