Q&A: UNEP chief Inger Andersen on program priorities and climate change

“Had we acted 10 years ago, we would have needed now to reduce every year our emissions by 3.3%, which would be doable. Because we haven’t acted, we now need to reduce our emissions by 7.6%, which is a stretch —  a massive stretch.”— Inger Andersen, executive director, UNEP

Top risks are environmental, but ignore economics and they'll be harder to fix

Climate-related risks overshadow all other risks – in particular economic risks – undermining cohesive action and creating blind spots. Society needs a new “growth paradigm” that addresses the interconnectedness of socio-economic factors with climate change. Businesses need to adapt their metrics to assess the value of nature.

Biodiversity ‘not just an environmental issue’: Q&A with IPBES ex-chair Robert Watson

The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund are holding their annual meetings this week, Oct. 14-20, in Washington, D.C. Amid the discussions around jobs, poverty reduction and value chains, one of the talks will center on a seemingly unusual topic for the bankers, economists and finance ministers in attendance: biodiversity.


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