UNEP's Global Environment Outlook (GEO) on Internet



UNEP's Global Environment Outlook (GEO) on Internet

WWW http://www.unep.org/unep/eia/geo/ (Main site)

WWW http://www.grida.no/geo/ (European mirror site)

GEO is a biennial report series and an international participatory assessment process. Its twin purposes are to:

1. Provide an overview of major global environmental concerns, their causes and impacts; and identify, from a regional perspective, the priority issues the international community should address in environmental policy setting and action planning;

2. Set in motion a global participatory assessment process that provides a continuous, regionally distributed, scientific and policy-consultative mechanism to keep under review the state of the global environment, identify emerging issues, set priorities for action and guide substantive debate and policy setting in international environmental policy fora.

The GEO on Internet WWW pages describe the two main purposes, and give an overview of the various GEO components;

- the Collaborating Centres;
- the mechanism for regional consultations;
- the four scientific Working Groups; and
- the UN participation through the UN system-wide Earthwatch process

The first GEO report, to be released at the UNEP Governing Council in January 1997, will simultaneously we released on Internet.

Further information about the Global Environment Outlook:

Veerle Vanderweerd, UNEP, GEO Project Manager


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