Success, tangible and unintended results-Montreal Protocol

Success, tangible and unintended results-Montreal Protocol

"By 2030, the Protocol may be preventing 2 million cases of skin cancer each year. It will have prevented significant loss of food crops which in turn would have compounded future severe food security challenges" Achim Steiner, USG and ED of UNEP. Speech: Distinguished delegates, Dear colleagues, It gives me great pleasure to welcome you today to the joint meeting of the Conference of the parties to the Vienna Convention and the parties to the Montreal Protocol. As we gather here, other events are forming around us. We are now on the eve of 2015, a year which will mark 30 years since the adoption of one of the most successful environmental conventions, the Vienna Convention and also a year of important negotiations - economy, sustainable development , climate change. Overview / Setting the scene Your work on ozone-depleting substances is one of the greatest success stories of international environmental management in global partnership with universal...
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90 million life-forms inhabit our planet,humans are just one of them.

90 million life-forms inhabit our planet,humans are just one of them.

18,788 species out of 52,017, so far assessed by IUCN, are threatened with extinction.Achim Steiner, Under Secretary General of United Nations  and Executive Director of UNEP speaks at at Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea…. on 6 October 2014 . Ocassion :Keynote address by Achim Steiner Delivered at the Opening of the 12th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity.It is an honour to address this distinguished gathering at the opening of the 12th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity - generously hosted by the Republic of Korea in the spectacular Pyeongchang region.This meeting marks the mid-point to the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and its Aichi Targets. It offers a unique opportunity to take stock and evaluate progress to ensure we are on track in achieving common goals. The outcome of the meeting will also...
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