Youth inputs to Future of Global Environmental Outlook (GEO) process - send a submission now!!
Here are some share exciting updates regarding the process of the Global Environmental Outlook (GEO) and it’s roadmap.
What is GEO?
The Global Environment Outlook (GEO) is often referred to as UNEP's flagship environmental assessment. The first publication was in 1997 and was originally requested by Member States. It fulfills the core functions of the organization, which date back to the UNGA res in 1972. It aims to undertake a participatory process to prepare an independent assessment of the state of the environment, the effectiveness of the policy response to address these environmental challenges and the possible pathways to achieve various internationally agreed environmental goals.
What are Future of GEO consultation?
This is a process that has been undertaken by the secretariat to determine what the next GEO should look like, including priority areas. This is also an opportunity to push for mandated research on youth / children action and reflecting their priorities in the development.
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How to contribute as a youth organisation / individual?
All organisations (including youth groups) are invited to provide inputs through questionnaires made by thes secretariat (see links in all UN languages below). We invite you / your organisation to respond to this questionnaire in detail, elaborating where possible through the “OTHER” option in case you propose additional aspects or building blocks that are not covered in the survey. All responses are anonymous toward the secretariat. Read this technical guide in case of help on how to tackle the survey.
Future of GEO questionnaire in Arabic (Click the link and select Arabic languange at the top right corner of the survey)
Deadline to fill the surveys: 9th October 2020
Session by UNEP tomorrow from 16h00 to 17h30 Nairobi time - JOIN
To better understand the context of this consultation, you are further invited to live webinar sessions being conducted by secretariat.
The next one is on the 6th October (tomorrow!) from 1600 - 1700 Nairobi time.
To participate, please register via >> https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2548392385609234443
These sessions will cover a variety of issues to offer you more clarity and equip you for providing inputs to the questionnaire. Here is the agenda of the webinar.
Contribute to the youth constituency’s submission on this !!
In addition to making inputs to the survey as a youth org or individual, we also invite you to contribute to constituency submission on this that would present the consolidated views of youth groups on this.
Please add your inputs on the document >> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SM0kReuRVKvpXfc1jIXFYJIR3ICEFLSlLusljq9sxr0/edit?usp=sharing
By 9th October 2020
We will schedule a working call with those of you interested in the coming days to finalise the submission as well.
More reading materials
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