GEO Matters January 2020

31 January 2020

2019 was a flagship year for UNEP’s flagship environmental assessment, the sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6). After nearly 2 ½ years of working with more than 150 authors, 25 governments and 25 expert scientists, GEO-6 and its accompanying Summary for Policymakers were launched in March 2019 at the fourth UN Environment Assembly. Member States received the two reports with appreciation and they also expressed their appreciation to the authors and experts who contributed to the report. The report was well-reported on in the media, with almost 3000 articles written in 30 languages across 102 countries. Up to October 2019, the GEO-6 and its Summary for Policymakers had been downloaded more than 150,000 times, keeping pace with UNEP’s most downloaded publication, the Emissions Gap Report.