The Negotiation of the Summary for Policy Makers of the sixth Global Environment Outlook, will be held at the headquarters of the United Nations Environment Programme in Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya from 21 to 24 January 2019.
At this meeting, countries will negotiate and adopt the Summary for Policy Makers as mandated by the first session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEP/EA.1/Res.4 on Science Policy Interface OP 8).
Paragraph 8 of the above Resolution “requests the Executive Director, within the programme of work and budget, to undertake the preparation of the sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6), supported by UNEP Live, with the scope, objectives and procedures of GEO-6 to be defined by a transparent global intergovernmental and multi-stakeholder consultation informed by document UNEP/EA.1/INF/14, resulting in a scientifically credible, peer-reviewed GEO-6 and its accompanying summary for policymakers, to be endorsed by the United Nations Environment Assembly no later than 2018”. Subsequent decisions at the third UN Environment Assembly requested the “Executive Director to schedule the negotiations on the summary for policymakers at least six weeks in advance of the fourth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly and to present the sixth Global Environment Outlook report and its accompanying summary for policymakers for consideration and possible endorsement by the Environment Assembly at its fourth session”. The results of this process will be presented for consideration of the UN Environment Assembly during its fourth session 11 – 15 March 2019.
To ensure a transparent negotiation process, inclusivity and ownership of the process by interested governments, regional groups and other stakeholders, and to ensure the science-policy interface continues to be strengthened, the United Nations Environment Programme requested nominations of Member State negotiators and delegations for this important session as well as nominations of Co-Chairs and Vice-Chairs for this negotiation session from the regional groupings to guide the negotiations of the Summary for Policy Makers. The co-chairs and vice-chairs will be elected on the first day of the negotiation session (21 January 2019).
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