Thursday, February 28, 2013
During the month that UNEP hosts its first universal Governing Council session, it is appropriate that world leaders want to hear about environmental sustainability. From the perspective of the UNEP’s Office of the Chief Scientist, this is a cross cutting theme. All our work for UNEP has at its core a call for sustainable development and this call takes into consideration the importance role that science play in defining our future. Reading the UNEP science strategy can provide more details on this.
Scientists provide data and credible information upon which others can base their opinion and decisions. We use evidence-based approaches to provide solutions to the environmental challenges we see around us, as can be seen in the recent Global Environment Outlook 5 publication. Hence, the role of scientists is crucial. This is why we implore everyone to take part in the UN post 2015 agenda e-consultations.
What is your vision for a sustainable world especially as a scientist?
Speak now – your ideas will be heard by the United Nations and World Leaders as they plan a new development agenda by 2015. They want to hear from everyone so that it is an agenda that is based on the aspirations of all citizens.
To take part, visit the World We Want 2015 website at: http://www.worldwewant2015.org/sustainability.
Discussions on Environmental sustainability are open till 3 March.