UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources


Global Environmental Outlook 6 report wins PROSE award

26 February 2020

The Global Environmental Outlook Report (GEO-6), co-chaired by Prof. Paul Ekins, has won the Association of American Publishers PROSE award for Environmental Science.

Earth from space

It was announced that the UN Environment Programme’s sixth Global Environmental Outlook (GEO 6) ‘Healthy Planet, Healthy People’ has won the Association of American Publishers PROSE award, honouring the best scholarly works published in 2019.

The winners were selected by a panel of 19 judges from the 157 finalists previously identified from the more than 630 entries in this year’s PROSE Awards competition. The The winners across 49 subjects categories demonstrate exceptional scholarship and have made a significant contribution to a field of study.

The GEO-6 Report

The report, produced by 250 scientists and experts from over 70 countries, calls on decision makers to take immediate action to address pressing environmental issues to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals as well as other Internationally Agreed Environment Goals, such as the Paris Agreement. By bringing together a community of hundreds of scientists, peer reviewers and collaborating institutions and partners, the GEO reports build on sound scientific knowledge to provide governments, local authorities, businesses and individual citizens with the information needed to guide societies to a truly sustainable world by 2050.

Find out more

PROSE Award press release - Association of American Publishers
Press release for GEO6 Report - UCL
GEO6 Report - UN Environment
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