‘Most affected by climate change, the least responsible for it’, says UN Environment Assembly President

13 August 2019

Transformative change is needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – mobilizing civil society and individuals - but also through securing “national and a global leadership”.

That’s according to the President of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), Mr. Ola Elvestuen, who is also Norway’s Minister of Environment.

Speaking about the relationship between poverty and climate change, he highlighted desertification and rising seas as phenomena that are “hitting poor people harder than they do more affluent ones”.

In an interview with UN News’s Ben Malor, Mr. Elvestuen underscored the need to have environment challenges addressed urgently.

Audio Credit:
Ben Malor, UN News
Audio Duration:
7'2"

 

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