Delivered on behalf of the Executive Director
AT THE OPENING OF COP / MOP 1
Over the last 60 years, at least 40 per cent of all intrastate conflicts have had a link to natural resources. In contrast, since 1946, fewer than a quarter of peace agreements aiming to resolve conflicts linked to natural resources have included specific resource management mechanisms.
18,788 species out of 52,017, so far assessed by IUCN, are threatened with extinction
As we move forward towards the September 2015 summit and the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda, the United Nations system in its entirety will need to rise to the challenge of balancing on one hand our responsibility to articulate a commensurate sustainable development agenda of the 21st century while recognizing that in its implementation we will always face many challenges.
Carbon emissions are at unprecedented levels.
Recent scientific findings reveal the importance of the Montreal Protocol.
As delivered in Apia, Samoa, 31 August 2014
Delivered at the Opening of the First Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly of UNEP Nairobi, 23 June 2014
Land belongs to the future, let us climate-proof it