Under the theme of ‘Healthy Planet, Healthy People,’ the sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) is an integrated assessment which considers various scientific perspectives and inputs from across the world in a holistic manner. The assessment urges the world’s decision makers and all citizens to apply the principles of sustainable development to help ensure that Earth’s environment remains the foundation of society and of people’s well-being and resilience.
GEO-6 aims to answer the following questions:
v What is the state of the global environment, how is it changing, and what are the major factors and drivers, both positive and negative, influencing these changes?
v How are people and their livelihoods affecting and affected by environmental change in terms of health, economic prosperity, social equity, food security and overall wellbeing?
v Are environmental benefits, responsibilities and risks distributed fairly across different regions, socioeconomic groups and genders?
v What are the main responses and policy measures that have been taken to strengthen environmental protection and governance at various levels? How effective have they been in terms of improving
environmental quality, and resource efficiency?
v What are the possible pathways, critical opportunities and policies, including Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to transform the global human- environment system to become more sustainable and contribute to a healthy planet for healthy people? What are the likely consequences if no additional actions are taken?
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