On 25 October 2007, in over 40 cities around the world, UNEP launched its fourth Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-4) - the most comprehensive GEO process to date. The result of five years of intensive consultation and preparation with stakeholders from all regions of the world, the report was designed to ensure synergy between science and policy, while maintaining its scientific credibility and making it responsive to policy needs and objectives. The launch in 2007 of the GEO-4 report coincides with the 20th anniversary of the launch of the report of the World Commission on Environment and Development, Our Common Future (Brundtland Report). GEO-4 uses it as a reference to assess progress in addressing key environment and development issues. GEO-4 highlights the vital role of the environment in development and, more importantly, for human well-being.
For more information on the global launch, please click here.
To download the full GEO-4 report, click here [22.5MB]
West Asia Launch
The launch of the GEO-4 report in West Asia took place in 4 cities in the region and was aimed at generating comprehensive media coverage in the region and to stimulate the interest of policymakers and other stakeholders.