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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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GEO-6 Drivers of Environmental Change Infographic
United Nations Environment Programme

Sustainable urbanization is an opportunity to increase citizen’s well-being while decreasing their environmental impact.


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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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Front Matters - Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) [Contents, Figures, Tables, Boxes, Forewords etc.]
United Nations Environment Programme

Includes the acknowledgement page, table of contents, lists of figures, tables and boxes, and forewords from the Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres, UN Environment Acting Executive Director Joyce Msuya, and GEO-6 Co-Chairs Joyeeta Gupta and Paul Ekins.


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GEO-6 for Youth Africa: A Wealth of Green Opportunities - Global Environment Outlook
United Nations Environment Programme

Africa’s sustainability future is bright. In that future, green jobs abound so much that youth unemployment is dealt a decisive blow. But for this future to materialise, young people, policymakers, private sector players, local communities, and Africans as a whole must roll up their sleeves and work very hard at ensuring replenishment and not depletion of natural resources. The numerous pathways that lead to this future can be found in parliaments, learning institutions, work places, local markets, city streets, farms, and all across Africa. This publication showcases over 30 such pathways that have already been carved successfully by young people from all over the continent.


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Air - Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6): Healthy Planet, Healthy People Chapter 5
United Nations Environment Programme

In the GEO-6 regional assessments, air pollution, climate change and energy development, as well as the intersection
of these three issues, were identi ed as top priorities in every region. Growing cities, energy, and transportation demand were consistently identi ed as issues of concern. Indoor air pollution and access to clean household energy were priorities in Africa and Asia. Other regional priorities highlight differences in theinstitutional capacities of governments in different regions: improving observational networks (Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, West Asia), strengthening governance (Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean), and understanding costs and bene ts of mitigation measures (Asia). The following sections build upon the GEO-6 regional assessments to explore the state of these challenges from a global perspective.


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GEO Matters June 2019
United Nations Environment Programme

The inception meeting of GEO for Cities took place in Arendal, Norway from 13-14 May 2019.The Co-Chairs and Advisory Committee of GEO for Cities met to prepare a draft annotated outline of GEO for Cities and to confirm a draft work plan, including overview and context, timeline, anticipated impact, anticipated outcomes, project design and risks mitigation measures as well as to suggest prospective authors from different institutions, considering gender and geographic balance.


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