UNEP/Canadian-Media: In the lead up to the Fifth Session so the UN Environment Assembly, a discussion on a new book by Maria Ivanova, The Untold Story of the World’s Leading Environmental Institution: UNEP at Fifty, took place online.
This book looks at the work of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), explaining its origin and formative years. It also elucidates its successes, crises, and turning points, explores the factors that shaped this trajectory, and presents an outlook for its future.
The book looks at how UNEP's capacity, connectivity, and credibility have been shaped by politics, geography, and individuals. It also offers a vision for a more effective “anchor institution” for the global environment.
Speakers at the event:
"The world is facing these three planetary crises and without action on them - and we need to focus on them - we are not going to heed the call from the next generation; the generation that will inherit our mess. And so, Maria, you have put the challenge before us all," said Andersen at the event.