Summary highlights 22 January 2019



Highlights for Tuesday, 22 January 2019

View of the room during the morning session

The Intergovernmental Meeting on the Sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) resumed on Tuesday, 22 January 2019, at the UN Environment (UNEP) headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.

In the morning, delegates began a paragraph-by-paragraph reading of the Summary for Policymakers (SPM). They addressed the first section on “What is the Global Environment Outlook,” in the morning and the afternoon. In this section, they discussed definitions of the GEO including:

  • the GEO as a consultative and participatory process for preparing an independent assessment of the state of the environment; and
  • the GEO is a source of sound evidence-based information on the environment.
  •  In the afternoon they addressed the second section on the drivers of environmental change, where they considered, inter alia:

  • population dynamics;
  • economic development;
  • climate change; and
  • urbanization.
  • IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB+ Meeting Coverage, has provided daily web coverage, daily reports, and a summary report from the Negotiation of the GEO-6 Summary for Policy Makers, which is available in HTML and PDF.

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    View of the dais during the morning session
    Dragan Županjevac, Serbia
    Tungalag Ulambayar, Mongolia
    Edoardo Zandri, UN Environment (UNEP)
    Fernando Coimbra, Brazil
    Aboua Gustave, Côte d'Ivoire
    Ulf Björnholm, UNEP
    Co-Chair Marek Garztecki, Poland
    Maribe Mujinga Nsompo, Democratic Republic of the Congo
    GEO-6 Assessment Co-Chair, Joyeeta Gupta, India
    Lori Dando, US
    Cheikh Fofana, Senegal
    Mohammed Mobarak Alshamlan, Saudi Arabia
    Scientific Advisory Panel Co-Chair Nicholas King, South Africa
    GEO-6 Assessment Co-Chair Paul Ekins, UK
    Zerubabel Getachew, Ethiopia
    Jamil Mtoor, Palestine
    The Ethiopian delegation
    Between Sessions
    Dinner reception hosted by UN Environment (photo by Nancy Williams)
    Around the venue