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GEO-XII concludes at Mexico city

Key Points
  • Achievements of GEO-XII
  • Commitments to share data on earth observations
  • Adoption of 10 year strategic plan
  • Ministerial declaration that focuses on harnessing critical environmental observations
  • GEO-XII was attended by 400 delegates from 41 GEO govts and 39 partner organisations

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.