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Our Planet

UNEP’s quarterly magazine Our Planet features authoritative articles on the theme of environment and development by world scientific and political leaders. Each issue of Our Planet concentrates on one specific theme, tying into international conferences, meetings (the Commission on Sustainable Development), events (World Environment Day), or dealing with issues of our time (Water or Climate Change). Our Planet reports on international developments and action. It reviews current thinking, suggests solutions, and debates the key issues of environmentally sustainable development.

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Our planet, final reflections

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.

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