July 21, 2016
Location: Wilson Center Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center One Woodrow Wilson Plaza 1300 Pennsylvania, Ave., NW Washington, D.C. 20004

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) recently released six regional reports containing detailed examinations of the environmental issues affecting each of the world's regions: North America, the Pan-European region, Asia and the Pacific, West Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Africa. Together, these comprehensive assessments will provide the foundation for the sixth iteration of UNEP’s flagship assessment, the Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6), currently under production.

The GEO-6 sets the stage for implementation of the United Nations 2030 Development Agenda and will help shape national, regional, and global responses to the Sustainable Development Goals and their environmental dimension. Beyond the broader findings, the discussion will also cover issues like air pollution, black carbon emissions, clean cooking, and the Arctic, as the Alliance's Dr. Sumi Mehta joins a panel during the event. 

We invite you to join us at the Wilson Center on July 21st in a discussion focused on the Regional Assessment for North America, which underscores the universal character of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda. In this two-panel discussion, lead authors from the report and policymakers will outline progress, challenges, and proposed policy responses.

Coffee will be available at 1:30 PM.

This event is co-sponsored by the United Nations Foundation and the United Nations Environment Programme.


Deputy Assistant Secretary Daniel A. Reifsnyder, Bureau of Oceans, Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Paula Brand, Director, Office of Environment and Climate Change, Environment Canada (Invited)

Michael Brody, American University; formerly with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Coordinating Lead Author, Outlooks and Emerging Issues)

Richard Guldin, Senior Fellow, Society of International Foresters (Coordinating Lead Author, Land)

Jason Jabbour, Regional Coordinator, Division of Early Warning and Assessment, Regional Office for North America, North America United Nations Environment Programme

Terry J. Keating, The Office of Research and Development (ORD), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Coordinating Lead Author, Air)

Marc A. Levy, Earth Institute, Columbia University (Assessment Co-chair and Coordinating Lead Author, Policy Responses)

John Matuszak, Bureau of Oceans, Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State; U.S. Government Coordinator, GEO-6

Sumi Mehta, Senior Director, Research and Evaluation, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

Toral Patel-Weynand, Director, Sustainable Forestry Research, U.S. Forest Service; Science Advisory Panel, GEO-6


Roger-Mark De Souza, Director, Global Sustainability and Resilience, Wilson Center

Melinda Kimble, Senior Fellow, United Nations Foundation; Civil Society Member, GEO-6 High Level Group



Thursday, July 21, 2016
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Coffee at 1:30 PM

6th Floor Auditorium