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IEA Guidelines Review in progress

UN Environment, with its partner GRID Arendal, are in the process of developing updated Integrated Environmental Assessment Guidelines.  This work was launched with a call for expertise for a group of experts who worked towards compiling recent works on Integrated Environmental Assessment (IEA) into a revised set of draft guidelines for conducting global, regional, thematic and rapid or alert-...

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By Breaking Gender Barriers and Shattering Ceilings, We Can Change the Course of the 21st Century

So What Are We Waiting For?

The Sustainable Development Goals seek to change the course of the 21st century, and nowhere more so than SDG 5, which aims to achieve gender equality.

For progress will only happen when men and women are equally empowered. When they are paid the same wages for the same work, treated equally, are given equal opportunities for health,...

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UN Environment Announces Co-chairs for Sixth Edition of Landmark State of World Environment Report (GEO-6)

Nairobi, 12 October 2016 - Two of the world’s most celebrated scientists, Professor Joyeeta Gupta and Professor Paul Ekins, have been nominated to lead the production of the sixth edition of the ‘Global Environment Outlook’ (GEO-6), the most comprehensive assessment of the state of the world's environment.

The assessment, produced by UN Environment, provides policy makers with trends...

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GLOBAL GENDER & ENVIRONMENT OUTLOOK (GGEO) HIGH LEVEL POLITICAL FORUM, NEW YORK, 14 JULY 2016

During the second day of the United Nations High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLFP), the key findings of the Global Gender and Environment Outlook (GGEO) – the first ever comprehensive assessment about gender and the environment - were presented.  The findings were presented by Elliot Harris within the HLPF meeting side event: Getting set for the SDG implementation from...

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Meeting kicks off GEO-6 Global Process

The Scientific Assessment Panel (SAP) of the sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) held its first inception meeting for the GEO-6 global report to select the next GEO-6 co-chairs and main authors. Pierre Boileau, Matt Billot and DEWA staff from the UNEP regional office for Asia Pacific attended the meeting from 28 June- 1 July 2016 in Bangkok. Preparations for the global version of GEO-6...

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GEO-6 High Level Group meets to launch global assessment process

During the weekend prior to the 2nd United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2) the GEO-6 High Level Intergovernmental and Stakeholder Advisory Group (HLG) met to make decisions on various elements of the GEO-6 publication in order to launch the global assessment process. With the completion of the 6 GEO-6 regional assessments, the HLG recognized the importance of the findings in these...

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GEO 6 regional reports launched

GEO-6 regional assessments for Africa, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, and West Asia were launched in May during UNEA-2 while the Pan European regional assessment was launched early June during the 8th Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference in Batumi, Georgia.The GEO regional assessments provide detailed analysis of regional environmental challenges as well...

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