Mexico city: The intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO) concluded its 12th Plenary Session and 4th Ministerial Summit in Mexico City. Commitments were made to share the data on Earth observations at a time of exponential data growth, human development and climate change. The week-long conference was attend by more than 400 delegates from 41 GEO governments and 39 partner organizations, and included Ministers of Environment, Science and Natural Resources. Major achievements include the adoption of a ten year Strategic Plan (2016 – 2025) and a Ministerial Declaration that focuses on harnessing critical environmental observations to enable leaders to make better-informed decisions for the benefit of humanity at a time of rapid global change. The 13th GEO Plenary will be held in St Petersburg, Russia in November 2016.
Source: Our Correspondent