GEO-5: Key Conclusions and their Relation to the Outcome Document – Wednesday, 20 June 2012
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GEO-5: Key Conclusions and their Relation to the Outcome Document

Hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 17:00-19:00
at Athlete’s Park, Rio de Janiero, Brazil

UNEP’s flagship assessment report series – Global Environment Outlook – provides a comprehensive analysis of the state, trend and outlook of the global environment. The latest report in the GEO series – GEO-5 – also provides examples of promising policy options and responses to help speed-up realization of internationally agreed goals.

The side event will highlight key messages from GEO-5 that are related to ways in which to secure renewed political commitment for sustainable development, assess the progress to date and the remaining gaps in the implementation of goals on sustainable development, and address new and emerging challenges
All are welcome!

• Maria Ivanova who will Chair the session

• Marcel Kok who will provided highlights on the state and trends of the global environment

• Lazlo Pinter who will show some examples of regional policies that have proven to be successful and which could help speed-up realization of goals

• Detlef Van Vuuren will explain the scenarios analysis that GEO-5 used

• Bernice Lee and Maria Ivanova will conclude by showing how transformative change and action at the regional and global levels needs to be strengthened

These short presentations will be followed by question and answer sessions.

Moderators: UNEP’s Peter Gilruth and Fatoumata Keita-Ouane


About the Author :

Barbara Shepard joined the GEG team in June 2011 working as a research intern for the World Watch Institute. She now works for the project as the center coordinator for the Center for Governance and Sustainibility. Barbara graduated from Tufts University in 2010 with a degree in International Relations.

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