Friday, June 8, 2012
Launch of GEO 5:
UN’s Most Comprehensive Assessment of the Global Environment
Report Analyzes State of World Environment and Progress Towards International Goals
Rio - 6 June 2012
The launch of GEO‐5 comes right after 'World Environment Day', whose theme is ‘Green Economy‐‐Does it Include You?’ Together they are part of the build up to Rio+20, taking place later in June, where world leaders will meet to scale‐up and accelerate a transition to a Green Economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication.
GEO‐5 is aimed at underlining the science in order to remind world leaders of the urgency to act on behalf of seven billion people, rising to over nine billion by 2050.
The findings of GEO‐5 are particularly timely and relevant in the lead‐up to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) later in June 2012. Prominent panelists from the region will offer different perspectives based on their areas of expertise. UNEP’s Executive Director, Achim Steiner, will launch the global report from Rio on 6 June at 4.00PM Geneva time.
Get GEO5 Report PDF download: http://www.slideshare.net/CelsoShimura/geo5-r