The impact of marine debris today on flora and fauna in the oceans is one that we must now address with greater speedUNEP claims small victory in marine debris Mar 28, 2011
Decoupling growth from rising levels of pollution is the No. 1 challenge facing this generationU.N.: Marine life faces growing risks Oct 20, 2010
IPBES represents a major breakthrough in terms of organizing a global response to the loss of living organisms and forests, freshwater, coral reefs and other ecosystems that underpin all life -- including economic life -- on EarthU.N. creates global biodiversity panel Dec 21, 2010
The green economy report shows how accelerated investment in water-dependent ecosystems, water infrastructure and water management, coupled with effective policies, can boost water and food security, improve human health and promote economic growthUNEP report reviews water scarcity Aug 26, 2011
The ecological infrastructure of the planet is generating services to humanity worth by some estimates over $70 trillion a year, perhaps substantially moreU.N.: Damaged ecosystems can create wealth Jun 04, 2010
Achim Steiner (born 1961 in Brazil) is a German expert in environmental politics. From 2001 to 2006 he was Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). Since June 2006 he has been Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Acting on the nomination of Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the UN General Assembly unanimously elected Steiner as the Executive Director of UNEP on 16 March 2006 for a four-year term, effective 15 June 2006. In this office he succeeded Klaus Töpfer. He became the fifth Executive Director in UNEP's history. Effective as of 1 March 2009, Achim was also appointed Director-General of the UN Offices at Nairobi (UNON).
At its 83rd plenary meeting, on 22 April 2010, the General Assembly, on the proposal of the Secretary-General, re-elected Steiner as Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme for another four-year term of office beginning on 15 June 2010 and ending on 14 June 2014.