Speech by Ligia Noronha, Director, UNEP Division of Technology, Industry and Economics at the UNEP Inquiry and AXA Symposium.
The beautiful WIO region is one of the least ecologically disturbed areas of global ocean. It hosts thousands of species of fish, marine turtles, sharks, birds and corals, and diverse coastal forests, mangrove forests and sea grass beds.
Invest in healthy soils
Mr. Thiaw delivered the key note speech at the Side Event Seminar on "Climate Change Adaptation in the context of the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda"
The annual International Student Conference on Environment and Sustainability launched by Tongji and UNEP in 2011 gives a voice to the international students themselves, providing them with a platform to work together, exchange ideas on critical environmental issues and create new solutions.
World Environment Day, which we are celebrating today, provides the opportunity to remind ourselves and the world that individual action does matter. It is our personal choices that shape the world.
Delivered by Elizabeth Mrema, Director of UNEP's Division of Environmental Law and Conventions(DELC) on behalf of Achim Steiner, UNEP's Executive Director
On this International Day for Biological Diversity, let us recommit to global action to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss, for people and for our planet.
The SDGs offer a new pathway, one that will harness the impressive ingenuity and industriousness of the region to maintain, and even accelerate, the economic miracle, while ensuring that society develops, poverty is reduced, and the environment is conserved.
The region has recognized the urgency of embarking on green economy pathways to sustainable development.
Building on a strong endowment of natural resource and skills, Africa is poised to become the frontline of a global transition to more-inclusive green economies.
United Nations Under-Secretary-General and United Nations Environment Programme Executive Director Achim Steiner Speech to the Opening of the Triple COP of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions