21 Apr '11, 10pm

Remembering Earth Day

By Rosa Aguilar Rivero, Minister for Environment, Rural and Marine Affairs of Spain and President of UNEP's Governing Council. On April 22nd we celebrate the 31st anniversary of the Earth Day created in 1970, a landmark for the environmental movement. A movement that gave birth to the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). Since 1970 we have addressed many aspects of the quality of the environment, while new threats have emerged. We are at a moment in the history of humanity that is essential to take decisions on what model of development we want. As President of UNEP's Governing Council, and with regard to the international environmental agenda, the work has focused on two main areas: establishing the basis for effective environmental governance and enabling the transition to a Green Economy. This new model of development based on a low-carbon economy is essential in ensuring t...

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