Four global production and authors’ meetings were convened in February 2017, May 2017, October 2017 and in February 2018 to discuss and develop GEO-6-chapter content and outlines, to address review comments, and to harmonize different approaches and presentation styles.
Chapter working group meetings
Hundreds of virtual chapter meetings were convened to prepare, review and revise the drafts for individual chapters. Summary for Policymakers intergovernmental meeting
A final open-ended intergovernmental meeting was convened from January 21-24, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya to negotiate and adopt the GEO-6 Summary for Policymakers (SPM). The
meeting attended by 95 Governments adopted the summary, which presents the policy-relevant findings of GEO-6 and is published as a separate document. The GEO-6 Summary for Policymakers was presented to the fourth UN Environment Assembly for endorsement.
The launch of GEO-6 will coincide with the fourth United Nations Environmental Assembly. GEO-6 highlights the current state, trends and outlook for the planet and its people, and showcases more than 35 case studies of policies that have been assessed for their effectiveness.
GEO-6 highlights not just the perils of delaying action, but the options for transforming our economic, environmental and social systems to achieve a truly sustainable world.
Further information is available at https://www.unenvironment. org/global-environment-outlook