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The Future of the Global Environment Outlook: Considerations for Positioning and Assessment Design - Background Paper

dc.contributorScience Divisionen_US
dc.contributor.authorUnited Nations Environment Programmeen_US
dc.coverage.spatialGlobalen_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-21T16:33:12Z
dc.date.available2021-07-21T16:33:12Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.urihttps://wedocs.unep.org/20.500.11822/36577
dc.descriptionThe background paper is informed by in-depth research on a number of underlying topics in designing of global integrated environmental assessments (IEAs) that are critical for the identification and analysis of options. In addition to the research, the consultants carried out a series of semi-structured interviews with senior representatives of UNEP’s partners and leading assessment experts about the future of GEO. Some excerpts of these interviews are included in this paper to provide complementary perspectives on the topics that have been analysed. The list of interviewees is provided in Annex 3. The background paper is structured as follows. Section 2 provides an overview of the history of GEO, Section 3 starts off with a discussion of the need to consider positioning assessments such as GEO in an increasingly complex global environmental assessment landscape, followed by a discussion of the range of diverse functions an assessment can play. Section 4 reviews the importance of assessment governance, including its role, forms, functions and mechanisms. Section 5 reviews considerations for assessment process design and the selection of methods. Section 6 looks at the outputs of assessments and Section 7 the closely related question of assessment uptake, use and learning. Section 8 discusses the financing of assessments. The concluding section summarises the main findings of the research. Sections 3-8 also start with a box providing key findings.en_US
dc.description.urihttps://www.unenvironment.org/global-environment-outlooken_US
dc.formatTexten_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.relationGlobal Environment Outlook (GEO-6): Healthy Planet, Healthy Peopleen_US
dc.rightsPublicen_US
dc.subjectCAPACITY BUILDINGen_US
dc.subjectSCIENCE-POLICY INTERFACEen_US
dc.subjectENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTen_US
dc.subjectSCIENCEen_US
dc.subjectPARTNERSHIPen_US
dc.titleThe Future of the Global Environment Outlook: Considerations for Positioning and Assessment Design - Background Paperen_US
dc.typeDiscussion Papers, Concepts and Proposalsen_US
dc.typeGlobal environment outlook (GEO)en_US
dc.typeReports, Books and Bookletsen_US
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 1 - No Povertyen_US
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 2 - No Hungeren_US
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 3 - Good Health and Well-beingen_US
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 4 - Quality Educationen_US
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 5 - Gender Equalityen_US
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitationen_US
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energyen_US
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 8 - Good Jobs and Economic Growthen_US
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructureen_US
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 10 - Reduced Inequalitiesen_US
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communitiesen_US
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Productionen_US
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 13 - Climate Actionen_US
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 14 - Life Below Wateren_US
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 15 - Life on Landen_US
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutionsen_US
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 17 - Partnershipsen_US
wd.topicsEnvironment under reviewen_US
wd.topicsSustainable Development Goalsen_US
wd.identifier.pagesnumber85 p.en_US
wd.identifier.mettingsessionUnited Nations Environment Assembly of the United Nations Environment Programme Fifth sessionen_US
wd.identifier.institutionsUnited Nations Environment Assemblyen_US


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