United Nations
Environment Programme

Specialized Reports

The GEO specialized reports provide scientific analysis on the environment and the implications for various stakeholders such as businesses, local government, policy makers and the youth. They are presented here with links to the underlying assessments.

Reports

GEO-5 For Business

Global environmental trends are creating new risks and new opportunities for businesses in every industry. Indeed the transition to a green economy, now in its early stages, will open up great opportunities for companies that understand the implications of these trends and account for them in...

GEO-5 For Youth

Over the past century, the word ‘environment’ has evolved in meaning and substance. Ask your grandparents what they thought of the environment when they were your age. They would probably refer to their surroundings, their local forests or simply keeping their neighbourhood free from visible...

GEO-5 For Local Government

The GEO-5 for Local Authorities report has been developed by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability in col la - boration with UNEP, and draws on the findings of GEO-5. The report shows that pressures on the global environment affect the local level. Conversely, local decisions and...

Measuring Progress

This report outlines fi ndings from a UNEP study that, with support from the Government of Switzerland, has catalogued and analyzed existing “Global Environmental Goals” contained in the international agreements and conventions. It asks the fundamental question as to why the aims and goals of...

GEO-5 Summary for Policy Makers

The GEO-5 assessment report has three distinct, yet related parts:

Part 1 is an assessment of the state and trends of the global environment in relation to key internationally agreed goals such as Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) agreed in 2000 and goals of various multilateral...

Keeping Track of Our Changing Environment

This publication was conceived with the idea of showing how the planet has changed in two decades—just twenty years— since decision-makers met at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro. To relay this information in a compelling and succinct manner,...