UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources


Global Environmental Outlook report co-chaired by Prof Paul Ekins receives widespread coverage

15 March 2019

UN Global Environmental Outlook (GEO6) co-chaired by ISR Director Professor Paul Ekins has received widespread media attention as it warns human health in dire straits if urgent actions are not taken to protect the environment.


The latest UN Global Environmental Outlook report (GEO6), co-chaired by Professor Paul Ekins, has recieved widespread media attention. 

The report is the most comprehensive and rigorous assessment on the state of the environment completed by the UN in the last five years. 

Published on Wednesday 13th March 2019, the report highlights the danger of millions of premature deaths by 2050 if we do not drastically scale up environmental proections. 

Media coverage includes:

"U.N.: Environmental threats are jeopardizing human health"
National Geographic

"The environment is in trouble, but there are solutions out there"
The Independent

"Millions could die prematurely without 'unprecedented' aciton to clean air and water, a new U.N. report warns"
The Washington Post

"U.N. warns of millions of premature deaths by 2050 due to envuronmental damage"

"Millions to die prematurely by '50 due to pollution:UN"
The Times of India

"UN's 'dire' warning: Act now on Earth's environment as human health 'increasingly threatened'"
USA Today

Read the full report here.