From L-R: Fernando Coimbra, Brazil; Martin Gronda, Argentina; and Vinicius Trindade, Brazil
The Intergovernmental Meeting on the Sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) resumed on Wednesday, 23 January 2019, at the UN Environment (UNEP) headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.
Delegates met in the morning, afternoon, and into the evening, to complete the paragraph-by-paragraph reading of four sections of the Summary for Policymakers (SPM).
On the section on drivers of, and responses to, environmental degradation they discussed the following issues:
oceans and coasts
land and soil
the changing environment
The section on effectiveness of environmental policies involved discussions on policy innovations, diffusion, and enforcement.
On future pathways they conferred on:
the need for urgent, sustained and inclusive actions
pathways towards achieving sustainable development
innovations and transformation required to achieve environmental goals, and
benefits from following sustainable pathways
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