Speeches

My first elephant was a carcass - Speech by UNEP Deputy Executive Director, Ibrahim Thiaw at the Giants Club Summit

We simply cannot afford to allow poaching to go on for one more day. It does not make moral, economic or political sense.
30/04/2016 00:00:00

A Healthy Regard for Environmental Justice - Speech by UNEP Executive Director at the 1st World Environmental Law Congress

A growing number of court cases, international instruments and over a hundred national constitutions now refer to the right to a healthy environment.
30/04/2016 00:00:00

UN Environment Programme Executive Director Statement on Paris Agreement Signing

A record number of countries to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change on its opening day.
22/04/2016 00:00:00

UNEP Deputy Executive Director Ibrahim Thiaw Speech at the Special Event on Promoting South-South and Triangular Cooperation on Climate Change


22/04/2016 00:00:00

Tackling Climate Change and Hunger: one elephant at a time - speech by UNEP Deputy Executive Director at the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment

This amazing continent is home to significant amounts of the world's freshwater, oil and forest reserves, not to mention almost a quarter of its plant and mammal species.
18/04/2016 00:00:00

Peace, Prosperity & Potential in Latin America and the Caribbean - Speech by UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner at the 20th Forum of Ministers of Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean


30/03/2016 00:00:00

OPINION: Fast-Tracking Climate Action by Achim Steiner and Christiana Figueres

This article by UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner and UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres was first published by Project Syndicate
29/03/2016 00:00:00

Tales of Simotua and The Illegal Trade in Wildlife - Speech by UNEP Deputy Executive Director Ibrahim Thiaw at the Africa Model United Nations

We all know that Africa has the best "yard" on the planet, with 10 per cent of the world's freshwater reserves, 17 per cent of its forests, almost a quarter of its plant and mammal species, 10 per cent of known global oil reserves and grossly under-explored minerals.
24/03/2016 00:00:00

A Mountain of Opportunity - Speech by UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner at the Forum for the Future of Agriculture


23/03/2016 00:00:00

Remarks by UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner at the Future of Green Finance, London

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23/03/2016 00:00:00

Mercury rising - from beyond the cradle and the grave- Remarks by UNEP Deputy Executive Director, Ibrahim Thiaw, at the Minamata Convention Meeting


10/03/2016 00:00:00

Mercury rising - from beyond the cradle and the grave- Remarks by UNEP Deputy Executive Director, Ibrahim Thiaw, at the Minamata Convention Meeting

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10/03/2016 00:00:00


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