|Request for Nominations of Experts for Consideration as Authors and/or Editors for the Fifth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-5)|
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ACTION: This is an announcement of an opportunity to recommend experts to the U.S. Government for nomination as Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors, Contributing Authors and Review Editors for the Fifth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-5).
The Global Environment Outlook is the primary assessment process of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), which helps keep the global environment under review. It is a tool that informs decision-making, focusing on assessment priorities and analyzing policy challenges and opportunities to provide policy response options. It is also a communications tool that brings together diverse stakeholder groups, builds capacity and aims to raise awareness on the status and trends of the environment.
Experts are expected to have a thorough understanding in one or more of the following areas: environmental science; environment and development priorities, challenges and policy; and environmental management or governance. UNEP will select nominees by matching expertise to specific roles, paying due regard to disciplinary, gender and geographical balance. Details of the GEO-5 nominating process may be found online at http://www.unep.org/geo/nominations/ and http://www.globalchange.gov/globalenvironmentoutlook. To access the nominations form on the UNEP website, please use Username: geo5_2012 and Password: nominee. Nominations may be made on http://www.unep.org/geo/nominations/. For nominations to be considered within the U.S. Government nomination process, they must also be submitted to the United States Department of State. GEO-5 will review the nominations from all participating governments, individuals and organizations and make final decisions on nominees.
Selection as a U.S. Government nominee does not guarantee selection by GEO-5 itself. Participants in the GEO process volunteer their time. Nominated individuals should agree in advance to fulfill the role for which they are nominated, should they be selected to do so by GEO. Nomination by the U.S. Government to GEO-5 does not imply a commitment by the U.S. Government to provide financial support for participation.
UNEP may provide travel and subsistence costs for non-Federal participants if requested by the participant, subject to the availability of resources. Additional guidance on compensation of expenses and remuneration of services will be available on the UNEP website.
How to recommend experts
What happens next?
In a process coordinated through the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Office of Environmental Policy, technical experts and managers of relevant science and technology programs within the U.S. government will make and review recommendations and forward a slate of nominees to GEO-5 on the basis of their qualifications. Submission of a nomination to the State Department does not guarantee that the nomination will be forwarded by the U.S. Government to UNEP.
For further information
Richard Rosenman of the Office of Environmental Policy, U.S. Department of State, is serving as the coordinator of this nomination process. Mr. Rosenman can be reached at 1-202-647-1126, email email@example.com.