Our Planet 8.5 - UNEP 25







The promise of Stockholm
Elizabeth Dowdeswell,
Executive Director, UNEP


The way ahead
Maurice F. Strong evaluates UNEP's achievements over the past 25 years and suggests a clarification of its future role


Redefining UNEP
Mostafa K. Tolba, talking to Geoffrey Lean, suggests new global, regional and national roles for UNEP as it enters its second quarter of a century


Saving the shield
Mario J. Molina describes the success of the Montreal Protocol in protecting the
Earth's endangered ozone layer


Desert reaches Europe
Emma Gabunshina describes how desertification has caused an environmental crisis in European Russia and the struggle, assisted by UNEP, to combat it


Critical coastlines
Eileen B. Claussen outlines action to implement the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities


Cleaner, timely and all-embracing
Osama A. El-Kholy describes the rapid development of UNEP's Cleaner Production Programme and outlines the challenges ahead


Insuring the future
Carlos Joly assesses the insurance industry's financial stake in the environment and describes the initiative it is taking with UNEP to protect it


Mapping the web of life
Vernon Heywood gives an insider's view of the compiling of the Global Biodiversity Assessment and of the main lessons to be drawn from it


What others think...
Quotations from around the world


Global environmental citizenship
Alicia Bárcena


On the world, by the world, for the world
The Global Environment Outlook


UNEP News


The planet does not belong to grown-ups only
Harsha Batra



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