15-19 January 2024 | Vienna, Austria
Second Authors Meeting for the Seventh Global Environment Outlook (GEO-7)
Apoorva Arya (CEO at Circular Innovation Lab) participated in the Second Authors Meeting of the GEO-7 as a Coordinating Lead Author (CLA) of the Circularity Transformation Pathways chapter in the Policy Responses and Solutions Pathways section of the GEO-7.
Date & Location
January 15-19, 2024
About the event
The Global Environment Outlook (GEO) is a series of reports that review the state and direction of the global environment. It is a global process conducted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) at regional, national, and local levels around the world. The process provides an assessment of the current state of the environment, an evaluation of the effectiveness of policies and actions taken to address environmental issues, and projections of future environmental trends.
The resolution on the future of the GEO was approved by Member States in March 2022 and the drafting of the Seventh GEO (GEO-7) is well underway. UNEP launched the preparation of the GEO-7 by holding its scoping meeting in Nairobi, Kenya from 17-21 October 2022 and the first authors meeting in Bangkok, Thailand from 13-17 March 2023, which agreed on the structure and content of each chapter. The Policy and Outlooks authors meeting that took place from 4-7 September 2023 completed the zero-order drafts of the Policy and Outlooks chapters.
Apoorva Arya (CEO at Circular Innovation Lab) is a Coordinating Lead Author (CLA) of the Circularity Transformation Pathways chapter in the Policy Responses and Solutions Pathways section of the GEO-7 and participated in the Second Authors Meeting of the GEO-7 from 15-19 January 2024 in Vienna, Austria. The meeting sought to:
Continue the drafting of the chapters to achieve a First Order Draft (FOD) quality for peer-review.
Enable cross-chapters discussions aimed at developing further interlinkages, adding cross-references and achieving coherence.
Raise awareness about GEO-7 through a science-policy dialogue on Financing the Transition to a Circular Economy – including global and regional discussions.