Nairobi, Kenya, 13 - 14 April 2011
The Final Statement (UNEP/IGMC.2 Rev.2) of the first Global Intergovernmental and Multistakeholder
Consultation on the Fifth Global Environment Outlook held in Nairobi from 29–31
March 2010 agreed to establish a Science and Policy Advisory Board “comprising reputable
scientific and policy experts to support the process and provide guidance to chapter authors to
ensure that the process is scientifically credible”.
The primary objective of the Science and Policy Advisory Board (SPAB) - in accordance with
the Final Statement (UNEP/IGMC.2 Rev.2) - is to support the process and provide guidance to
chapter authors to ensure the process is scientifically credible. The SPAB, with support from the
Secretariat, will provide high-level strategic advice to the Secretariat and the GEO-5 production
team relating to: linking with other relevant global processes; compliance with the objectives,
scope and process as outlined in the adopted Final Statement and the GC decision; scientific
credibility, standards and guidelines for assessment; and the review process.
See below the ToR's of the SPAB, Science & Policy guidelines, highlights of the SPAB Meeting: