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The dangers of sunscreen, a pioneering approach to waste management, and the need for bold new action to tackle climate change: these were just some of the topics that most engaged our readers in 2017.
A new cooperation has been launched in Nairobi between UN Environment and the World Economic Forum. This cooperation was articulated alongside a similar agreement with Philips Lighting.
The highly anticipated third global authors’ meeting of the Global Environment Outlook was held at the Nansha Grand Hotel in Guangzhou, China from 9-14 October 2017. The meeting was co-organized by UN Environment and the China Southern (Nansha) International Cooperation Southern Centre with the support of the Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People’s Republic of China.
A core component of the sixth edition of the Global Environment Outlook is the assessment of Policy Effectiveness which seeks to inform policymakers on how to move our global society towards a more sustainable world. The Policy Effectiveness chapter will be presenting a range of policy case studies that will be scored for their effectiveness through an expert elicitation process.
As we move closer and closer to the third global authors meeting (9-13 October 2017) for the sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6), the planning activities are becoming more and more intense and the expectations for the meeting are growing. The third global authors meeting will be the largest so far, with almost 200 experts and authors participating.
Environment ministers and high-level officials from over 30 countries in Asia-Pacific have committed to move towards a clean and green Asia-Pacific, one that is more resource efficient and pollution free at the first Asia-Pacific Ministerial Summi
The sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6), of which we are co-chairs, is the first to appear after the adoption by the global community of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Outreach event organized during the second authors’ meeting, held in Bangkok from the 22nd to the 26th of May 2017, presented an occasion to focus on one primary derivative product of the Global Environment Outlook, namely GEO for Youth . The GEO for Youth product is meant to stimulate dialogue within the youth community on environmental themes and issues, as well as to educate and provide capacity-building tools to foster active youth commitment toward achieving sustainable development.