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Speeches and Statements

UNFCCC Executive Secretary's Address
Overview of UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Executive Secretary's Address to the GC-24/GMEF.


Message of the UN Secretary-General to GC-24, Mr. Ban Ki-moon
"......respect for the environment, and recognition of the crucial link between environmental and economic policies, could enjoy better prospects of being put at the centre of our efforts to conquer poverty and achieve the Millennium Development Goals."


Statement of the Newly Elected President of the Governing Council , Mr.Roberto Dobles, Minister of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica
" I look forward to this challenging assignment and above all to advance the environmental agenda."


Statement of the Outgoing Governing Council President, Mr. Rachmat Witoelar, Minister of the Environment of Indonesia
"I remain a firm believer in the concept of environment for development and that no country can reach any of the internationally agreed development goals without making environment an integral component of national sustainable development plans."


Speech by the head of TARA Expedition Project , Etienne Bourgois at the GC-24/GMEF
"The ultimate aim of Tara is to remind us that the Arctic region is our planet’s thermometer and to report on its state." [ Français ]