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 will continue over the next 2-3 years.

The sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) will be the start of a living process. It will provide the first integrative baseline in light of global megatrends supported by open access to data, with due consideration given to gender, indigenous knowledge and cultural dimensions.

The assessment will lay the foundation for continued socio-environmental assessments across relevant scales, with a thematic as well as an integrated focus, enabling and informing societal transitions and the tracking of SDG targets and goals as well as previously agreed internationally environmental goals.The enhanced policy analysis in GEO-6 will be aimed at assisting member states to position themselves on the most effective pathways for transitions towards a sustainable future.