IUGS Commission on Geoscience for Environmental Management (IUGS-GEM)

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2004-08 Florence Italy


Founded Aug 2004, Florence (Italy), at International Geological Congress by decision of the Council of, and as a commission of, A-XA2723 - International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS). Replaced IUGS Commission on Geological Sciences for Environmental Planning (COGEOENVIRONMENT), set up in 1990, and formerly known as IUGS Commission on Environmental Geology and as IUGS Commission on Geosciences for Environmental Planning, after having completed its term. Ceased operations Sep 2016.


Provide guidance to geoscientists on how best to integrate geoscience into environmental policy and to communicate the concepts to potential interest groups such as policy makers, politicians, environmental organizations, other science disciplines and the general public.


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Management team of international experts (meets annually). Working Groups (7): Dust; Forensic Geology; Climate Change Adaptation; Gold and Mercury; Man Made Strata and Geopollution; Communicating Geo-science; Land Subsidence and Ground Water. Semi-autonomous branch of GEM in Japan.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land



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