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GEO Tools and Training

GEO Tools and Training
A training manual on integrated environmental assessment and reporting

The Integrated Environmental Assessment Community Platform was created for governments, practitioners and other stakeholders who wish to find information about how to conduct integrated environmental assessments. Student and educators may also find useful information here.

The purpose of UNEP’s Training Manual on Integrated Environmental Assessment and Reporting is to help build capacity for forward-looking integrated environmental assessment (IEA) and reporting at the subglobal level. Users of the IEA Training Manual will:

  • Understand the rationale for undertaking forward-looking, integrated environmental assessment (IEA) using the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) approach of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
  • Understand the importance of a mandate for an IEA, its participatory process and options for its governance structure, and be able to construct an impact strategy.
  • Be familiar with the conceptual and methodological aspects of carrying out the assessment, including the analysis of environmental trends and policies and the study of policy options in the context of future scenarios.
  • Be capable of organising the process for producing physical and electronic outputs from the IEA.
  • Have the knowledge and skills to set up a monitoring and evaluation process focused on the IEA itself as part of a continuous learning process to improve the assessment.

Modules on ClimateWaterHealth, Ecosystems and Cities are also available here.

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IEA Training Modules
  • Training Module 1: The GEO approach to integrated environmental assessment:: PDF |Slides |Agenda
  • Training Module 2: National IEA process design and organization: PDF |Slides |Agenda
  • Training Module 3: Developing an impact strategy for your IEA: PDF |Slides |Agenda
  • Training Module 4: Monitoring, data and indicators: PDF |Slides |Agenda
  • Training Module 5: Integrated analysis of environmental trends and policies: PDF |Slides |Agenda
  • Training Module 6: Scenario development and analysis: PDF |Slides |Agenda
  • Training Module 7: Creating communication outputs from the assessment: PDF |Slides |Agenda
  • Training Module 8: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning - for improvement and increased impact of the IEA process: PDF |Slides |Agenda
  • IEA Training Modules: Introduction: English