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.
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 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:
In the afternoon they addressed the second section on the drivers of environmental change, where they considered, inter alia:
climate change; and
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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
Dinner reception hosted by UN Environment (photo by Nancy Williams)
Around the venue