Authors’ Meeting of the Sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) for Youth Asia-Pacific held in Tongji
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Hosted by UN Environment and Tongji University, Second Authors’ Meeting of the Sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) for Youth, Asia-Pacific was held at Tongji University during June 4-6, 2018. As the Chief Leading Author of the Sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) youth AP, Prof. Ying WANG is coordinating the technical review process and the schedule of report writing. The youth report will be officially released by UN Environment in January 2019 during the Ministerial Conference of Environment in Asia and the Pacific. A group of young scientists from China, Japan, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Philippines and India came to review and discuss the content, structure and presenting style of the report during the meeting. As a long-term partner of UN Environment, Tongji University has been fully involve the youth report preparation work from last year. Mr. Ananda DIAS, Regional Coordinator of Early Warning and Assessment in UN Enviroment Asia and the Pacific Regional Office, Prof. Fengting LI, Executive Deputy Dean of UN Environment-Tongji Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development from Tongji University, and Prof. Ying WANG from Tongji University attended the opening session on 4th June 2018.

A world towards environmental friendly and sustainability can’t be realized without the young generation’s involvement. As the biggest portion of the population, the youth are in an influential position, and the youth involvement and actions in the environmental affairs would arise the full attention of the society, in the family or in the community. The Global Environment Outlook-6 (GEO-6) for Youth, Asia and the Pacific aims to address young professionals from different educational background and working in the diversified fields to facilitate them to better understand the environmental trends and challenges in Asia and the Pacific, and to raise the youth action and empower the youth to move towards a more sustainable world in the near to longer term. Incorporating the vivid comic illustrations and animated videos with the scientific report, would enhance readability of the report and attract more interests from the audience. 


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2nd Authors' Meeting of GEO6 Youth AP opening session