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GEO-6 Biodiversity Infographic
United Nations Environment Programme

Mainstreaming biodiversity should be promoted by all stakeholders, including governments and the private sector.


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Bottom-up Initiatives and Participatory Approaches for Outlooks - Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6): Healthy Planet, Healthy People Chapter 23
United Nations Environment Programme

This chapter assesses participatory processes and local practices seeking transformed futures and grounds the interventions proposed in Chapter 22 with existing examples. The following sections provide background information on cross-level interactions in sub-global assessments and existing research on aggregating local practices towards effective implementation of the SDGs. The later sections describe the methodology used for the GEO-6 bottom-up analysis, followed by the assessment ndings and insights gained from the analysis.


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Review of the Initial Impact of the GEO-4 Report
United Nations Environment Programme, International Union for Conservation of Nature

This Review of the Initial Impact of the GEO-4 Report, conducted ten months after GEO-4’s launch, was designed to assess the extent to which target audiences have used the global GEO-4 Report and the Summary for Decision Makers, the influence it has had to date, and to identify the main factors affecting its use and influence. The premise of the Review is that the extent and types of use and influence are good indications of the potential impact of GEO-4 over time, and that understanding the patterns and the reasons will highlight issues that need to be considered in the design of GEO-5. Current literature on leading global assessment processes, previous assessments, the project logic and a mixed methods approach were used to capture and analyze the perceptions and experiences of just over 150 users and potential users, as well as key UNEP staff. Surveys and Internet research provided additional insights beyond GEO’s ‘inner circles’.


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Drivers of Environmental Change - Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6): Healthy Planet, Healthy People Chapter 2
United Nations Environment Programme

The five drivers reviewed in this chapter — population growth and demographics, urbanization, economic development, new technological forces, and climate change — have led to an unprecedented expansion of wealth for many but have also left many behind and could produce trouble for the future. If current trends in inequality continue, the top 0.1 per cent of the population will own more wealth than the global middle class by 2050 (WID 2018)


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GEO Matters - April 2019
United Nations Environment Programme

The second Global Session of the UN Science-Policy-Business Forum on the Environment convened from 9-10 March 2019 at the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya, on the eve of the fourth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-4). The Forum focused on the nexus of science, innovation and entrepreneurship for the environment. On 9 March 2019, the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) team hosted three panel discussions on Environmental and Health Impacts of Waste, Energy and Food Systems using messages drawn from the sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6).


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Biodiversity Policy - Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6): Healthy Planet, Healthy People Chapter 13
United Nations Environment Programme

This chapter follows the twofold (top down and bottom up) policy effectiveness assessment framework outlined in Chapter 10. Key policies and governance approaches (top down): A set of policy clusters and five specific policy instruments pertaining to these clusters is elaborated. Five case studies are drawn as illustrative examples of these policy instruments (Table 13 1). The case studies are not intended to be representative in any form. They were selected to cover the three dimensions of biodiversity (ecosystems, species and genetics), a range of approaches within the typology, geographical spread of examples and varying degrees of success (see Section 10.6).
Indicators (bottom up): The case studies are followed by a review of three policy-relevant indicators (see Section 10.7), which map the progress towards internationally agreed goals and targets, complementing the policy and governance approaches above.


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GEO-6 Cross-cutting Issues and Policy Infographic
United Nations Environment Programme

Climate adaptation in coastal cities and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) is generally categorized as ‘protect’, ‘accommodate’, ‘retreat’.


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GEO Matters - July 2018
United Nations Environment Programme

This issue features key GEO-related events including the First GEO for Youth authors meeting held in Bangkok on 25-27 June 2018, and the Meeting of the Policy Effectiveness Authors of the sixth edition of the Global Environment Outlook held on 13-15 June 2018.


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The Way Forward - Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6): Healthy Planet, Healthy People Chapter 24
United Nations Environment Programme

Some pathways for change are assessed in various sustainability scenarios in Chapter 22, and through the potential seeds of change in Chapter 23. The sustainability challenge, however, requires new strategies that will stretch humanity’s collective imagination, and the current knowledge and action. Incremental steps are insufficient.


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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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