United Nations Environment Assembly of the United Nations Environment Programme Second session, Nairobi, 23-27 May 2016. International environmental policy and governance issues: science-policy interface - Summary of the Sixth Global Environment Outlook Regional Assessments: Key Findings and Policy Messages
The present note summarizes the key findings and policy messages stemming from the Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) assessments conducted for the six United Nations Environment Programme regions (Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America and West Asia), pursuant to resolution 1/4 of the first session of the United Nations Environment Assembly. Each GEO-6 regional assessment includes a review of regional priorities, the state of the environment in the region, the main trends that will affect the regions environment in the future and an analysis of the actions needed for the region to achieve a more sustainable future. The findings will provide key inputs for the global GEO-6 assessment and for relevant regional and national forums and processes. The summaries of the GEO-6 regional assessments were endorsed at a series of regional meetings convened in March and April 2016 with members of the GEO-6 High-level Intergovernmental and Stakeholder Advisory Group (HLG).