This independent research project of Professor Pinter and four other veterans of the Global Environmental Outlook (GEO) is aimed at documenting and analyzing key insights from the way the flagship product of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the highest-level assessment of the global environment has been produced since its inception in the mid-1990s.
GEO is the most comprehensive, regular review of the state and direction of the global environment. It was introduced at a time when governments and other stakeholders lacked a common information basis to develop a broad and comprehensive view of environmental issues, following the 1992 Rio Conference on Environment and Development. Over the past quarter century, six global editions have been published. GEO is produced in a global process. Its underlying approach of integrated environment assessment (IEA) served as inspiration for countless assessment and reporting processes globally, as well as at regional, national and local levels around the world. Over and above providing analyses on the state and trends of the environment, GEO systematizes and frames its analysis in the context of environment and development.
A short report with preliminary results is attached.