GEO for Cities Launches
With the launch of Global Environment Outlook (GEO) for Cities, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has published its seventh GEO report since 1997. Assistant Professor Sara Hughes is a co-author of the report.
From the UNEP site:
"GEO for Cities aims to inform, engage and support dialogue among decision makers and other actors involved in urban issues. The GEO-6 report identified urbanization as one of five main drivers of environmental change and also looked at the impact on cities and city residents of related challenges such as climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution. The GEO for Cities looks at these issues but also presents the types of solutions that can lead to environmentally sustainable and just cities.
"This analysis of urban and environmental trends, combined with innovative visions and pathways for an environmentally sustainable future, led by cities large and small from around the globe, draws on the analysis of the main report for GEO-6 (UNEP 2019) and was developed using the GEO participatory, expert-led process. With the world still in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic and many of our biggest and most vibrant cities still affected by this terrible virus, the need for transformational action for a healthy planet, healthy people and healthy cities has never been more critical. The pandemic holds an important message: a healthy planet is essential for our own health. It is time to take stock of our relationship with nature and learn how to build back better and greener, placing nature at the heart of how cities function and thrive in the future."
The GEO for Cities report can be found here: https://www.unep.org/resources/report/geo-cities-towards-green-and-just-cities
Watch the public launch event of GEO for Cities below.