Speeches

Speech by Achim Steiner to the High-Level Session on Resource Efficiency in the Framework of the German G7 Presidency.

Enough Resources for the World? Why the G7 Should Engage in the Conservation of Natural Resources
03/12/2015 00:00:00

Address by Mr. Ibrahim Thiaw at the Ninth Conference on Community-based Adaptation to Climate Change

'Measuring and enhancing effective adaptation'.
27/04/2015 00:00:00

Address by Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director At the First Official Meeting of Ministers of Environment of the BRICS Countries

Developing Green Economies for Sustainability and Competitiveness
22/04/2015 00:00:00

Remarks by UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner to the 25th Session of UN-Habitat Governing Council

Sustainable cities present an opportunity to become centres of resource efficiency.
17/04/2015 00:00:00

Address by Ibrahim Thiaw, UNEP Deputy Executive Director at the High Level Side Event of the 13th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

Sustainable, peaceful development in the post-2015 agenda will depend on the ability of the international community to treat the wildlife and forest crime seriously and take firm action against it.
13/04/2015 00:00:00

Statement by Ibrahim Thiaw, UNEP Deputy Executive Director at the Opening of the ICLEI World Congress 2015

Today, more than half of the world population lives in cities, and the trend continues, as some predict that urban dwellers will represent 70 per cent of the world's population by 2050.
08/04/2015 00:00:00

Keynote Address by UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner at the Opening of the 15th Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN)

The only insurance against climate change impacts is ambitious global mitigation action in the long-run combined with large-scale, rapidly increasing and predictable funding for adaptation.
03/04/2015 00:00:00

Message from Achim Steiner on the International Day of Forests

On problems, challenges, our responsibilities and above all the opportunities that forests provide for our common future.
20/03/2015 00:00:00

Address by UNEP Deputy Executive Director at the 1st Dubai International Forum on Sustainable Lifestyles

Rethinking the way we design, produce, consume and dispose of resources will determine our ability to live within planetary boundaries.
25/02/2015 00:00:00

Speech by UNEP Executive Director at the Opening of the 41st Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

The latest UNEP Emissions Gap Report released in November 2014 indicated that the world only have an estimated budget of 1000 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide that can be emitted into the atmosphere and exceeding this budget would increase the risk of severe, pervasive and in some cases irreversible climate change impacts.
24/02/2015 00:00:00

Remarks by Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme at the Opening Session of the 22nd UN Water Meeting

11 per cent of the world's population - 783 million people - are still without access to safe water
02/02/2015 00:00:00

Statement by Ibrahim Thiaw, UNEP Deputy Executive Director at the Opening of the High Level Plenary of the Global Landscapes Forum 2014

Adopting a landscape approach in policy making can help us to better analyze and assess the trade-offs between different forms of land-use, and to make decisions that are just, and environmentally and economically sound.
07/12/2014 00:00:00


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