The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is calling for experts (e.g., authors, review editors, scientific advisors) to engage in the preparation of its Sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) assessment. Experts are encouraged to seek nomination across the field of environment and related areas including, policy analysis, health, society and the economy.

A description of the scope and preparation of GEO-6, and the different roles and responsibilities of various experts can be found at

Governments, research institutions and stakeholders are requested to submit their nominations for experts to participate in GEO-6 using the nominations portal. Experts can also be nominated by their peers. Nomination should be made no later than Saturday 31 January 2015.

To nominate experts, please follow these steps:


  1. Access the UNEP Live Communities of Practice (CoP) platform  . *To register, please click on the green "REGISTER" button at the top right of the screen and complete the form (if you have not yet done so);

  2. Once you have registered, you will receive a validation email. Clicking on the validation link provided in the email will take you to the UNEP Live platform;

  3. Next, you will need to access the GEO-6 Public Community of Practice (CoP):

  4. Click on the green "JOIN" button to join the public GEO-6 CoP. At this point you will become a member of the public GEO-6 CoP;

  5. To nominate your experts, join the "IGMS" section of the CoP. To do this click on the orange button called "JOIN Intergovernmental and Multi-stakeholder Community".

  6. Once you are a member of the IGMS CoP, click on the orange "GEO-6 Nominations Portal" button and complete the form and submit.

If you have any questions when navigating through the CoP or nominating, please don't hesitate to write to: geo.head(at)