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Our Planet, May 2016
  • E-ISSN: 15649016

Abstract

This is the final time I will contribute to Our Planet as Executive Director of UNEP. It’s a bittersweet moment. I am sad to leave behind such a tremendous team of colleagues and friends who work so passionately to protect our planet and improve the well-being of its peoples. But I am also very fortunate to have been able to lead, work with and learn from that team over the last ten years. It’s a decade that has seen environmental tragedy, turnaround and triumph. UNEP, as the global authority on the environment, has been integral to those stories and successes. So, for my last contribution to Our Planet, I would like to reflect on why three stories give me hope for the future. They stand for countless others I have encountered during these years.

Related Subject(s): Environment and Climate Change

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