The relationship between UNEP and Youth is a logical one

June 11, 2012 at 4:39 pm Leave a comment

Environmental problems today are much more prominent than 20 years ago.  Climate change, erosion of biodiversity and genetic resources, depletion of soil and water resources, desertification and natural disasters are just a few to name. They are all coming towards us at the same time, in rates that no-one can predict. Most importantly, they impact more the poorest and most marginalized parts of the society.

It is crucial that the Rio+20 Conference renews its interest about the environment as the driving force for sustainable development. To this, the United Nations Environment Programme needs to obtain a more central role in decision making, hence getting the mandate to move forward with its plans for a Green Economy.

Naturally, “the relationship between UNEP and Youth is a logical one”, as UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner said while addressing youth delegates from every corner of the world in the Youth Blast Conference of Youth for Rio+20.

I met Achim Steiner for an exclusive interview. Watch it on video here.

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Entry filed under: RIO+20.

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