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  1. Bridging Science and Policy Providing Services, Generating Impacts

  2. Contents • Current status of Integrated Environmental Assessment in UNEP • Global • Regional • National • City • Challenges ahead

  3. IEA-Global mandate and responses • From 1972 • “…to keep under review the state of the global environment…”What are Governments’ needs? – Scientific credibility, policy relevance, legitimacy • Ozone Assessment • IPCC • GEO

  4. The role of science e.g. Climate Change

  5. IEA-Asia Pacific regional • IEA capacity building in Asia-Pacific: • Customization of the global GEO Resource Book • City Level Integrated Environmental Assessment Methodology • Draft Manual for National and City Level Climate Change Assessments • Guidelines Framework for Assessing Vulnerability of Freshwater to Environmental Change • Regional GEO Data Portal • A Network of Collaborating Centres

  6. IEA-Asia Pacific regional Central Asia IEA Report 2006 Central Asia Data/Information Sharing and Networking Greater Mekong Environment Outlook 2007 South Asia Environment Outlook 2008 Vulnerability of Freshwater to Environmental Change: assessment reports for South Asia, South-East Asia and North East Asia, 2008. Asia-Pacific 2010 State of the Environment Report Climate change impacts and adaptation assessment of the Himalayas, 2009-2010.

  7. IEA-Asia Pacific national • Central Asia: • Kyrgyzstan IEA report 2008 • Turkmenistan IEA report 2008 • North East Asia: • Mongolia Climate Change Assessment Report 2009 • South Asia  • Bhutan Environment Outlook 2007 • Iran IEA 2008 • Sri Lanka Environment Outlook 2008 • South East Asia • Cambodia IEA report 2008 • Lao Environment Outlook 2008 • Viet Nam Assessment Report on Climate Change 2008

  8. IEA-Asia Pacific city • North East Asia: • Shenzhen Environment Outlook 2007 • Ulaanbataar Environment Outlook 2008. • South Asia: • Dhaka SoE 2006 • Kathmandu Valley Environment Outlook 2007  • South East Asia: • Bangkok Assessment Report on Climate Change 2008

  9. Generating Impacts? Incorporation of options for policy/decision-makings increased awareness of environment change and its relationship to economic development Review of Impacts, Asia Pacific Review of Impacts, South Pacific Review of Impacts, national Review of Impacts, city

  10. Challenges ahead Content of Medium-term Strategy 2010-2013 • The 6 sub-programmes are: • Climate change • Disasters and conflict • Ecosystems management • Environmental governance • Harmful substances and hazardous waste • Resource efficiency – sustainable consumption and production

  11. Challenges ahead Providing Services, Generating Impacts

  12. Thank you