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Tenth Plenary Session of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO-X) and Geneva Ministerial Summit

14-17 January 2014 | Geneva, Switzerland
 
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The Tenth Plenary Session of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO-X) will convene from 15-16 January 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland, followed by the third high-level Ministerial Summit on Friday, 17 January. GEO-X will be preceded by the GEO Executive Committee Meeting on Tuesday, 14 January. The Committee guides GEO between Plenary sessions; the Plenary is GEO’s annual primary decision-making body. The Ministerial Summit is expected to approve a renewed mandate for GEO through 2025 and to adopt a Declaration containing several high-level recommendations to guide the development of a detailed 2015-2025 Implementation Plan for the GEO System of Systems (GEOSS).

GEO is a voluntary partnership of governments and international organizations that are coordinating efforts to build a GEOSS. GEOSS seeks to link existing and planned observing systems around the world, and support the development of new systems where gaps currently exist, with a view to providing key data to assist decision makers, planners and emergency managers in nine “Societal Benefit Areas”: disasters, health, energy, climate, water, weather, ecosystems, agriculture and biodiversity.

From Sunday, 12 January, to Thursday, 16 January, more than 30 side events will be held in parallel to the Executive Committee and Plenary sessions. Most of them will be forums and panel discussions open to all participants and the general public and will address such issues as agriculture and food security, measuring biodiversity, disaster risk reduction, ocean acidification, water security, land cover, greenhouse gas observation from space, and early warning of cholera.
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Funding for coverage of this event has been provided by the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)
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Event resources

*GEO-X meeting website

*Week at a Glance

*Reports and documents from past GEO plenaries

*Reports and declarations of past GEO Ministerials

*GEOSS 10-Year Implementation Plan


Other Relevant Resources

*GEO Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON)

*GEO Coastal Zone Community of Practice (CZCP)

*Integrated Global Water Cycle Observations (IGWCO) Community of Practice

*GEOCARBON

*Eye on Earth

*Global Climate Observing System


IISD RS resources

*IISD RS briefing note of the Expert Workshop on Enhancing Biodiversity Data and Observing Systems in Support of the Implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 (HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS coverage of Rio+20: Third PrepCom and the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), 13-22 June 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

*IISD RS summary report of Eye on Earth Summit (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF) (Arabic: PDF)

*Forests-L - A news and announcement list on forest policy issues

*Forests Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Adressing Forests Policy

*LAND-L - A news and announcement list on land policy issues

*Land Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Addressing Sustainable Land

*Water-L - A news and announcement list on water policy issues

*Water Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of Activities Addressing Sustainable Water and Sanitation

*Post-2015 Development Agenda Meeting Reporting

*POST2015-L - A mailing list focused on internationally-relevant activities related to setting the post-2015 development agenda

*Post-2015 Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Post-2015 Development Agenda Activities

*UNCSD-L - A mailing list for news on sustainable development policy

*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development

*Biodiversity-L - A mailing list for news on biodiversity and wildlife policy

*Biodiversity Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing International Biodiversity Policy

*CLIMATE-L - A mailing list for news on climate change policy

*Climate Change Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing Global Climate Change Policy

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