Global environment outlook (GEO), Chapters and Articles
Systemic Policy Approaches for Cross-cutting Issues - Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6): Healthy Planet, Healthy People Chapter 17
United Nations Environment Programme

This chapter evaluates the capacity of environmental policies to achieve transformational change in addressing cross-cutting global sustainable development challenges. To this end, the chapter addresses the major challenges of adapting socioeconomic systems to climate change, creating a sustainable agricultural and food production system, decarbonizing energy systems, and creating a circular economy.


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GEO-6 Freshwater - Infographic
United Nations Environment Programme

Environmental and freshwater policies can be effectively driven by the consideration of equity and health


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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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