30 Mar '16, 5pm

UNEP remembers Dr. Mostafa Tolba, leader & visionary who transformed environmental diplomacy

Media Coverage | Further Resources Nairobi, 28th March 2016 , The world lost, this week, a true leader and visionary whose contribution to global environmental governance transformed global environmental diplomacy. Under Tolba's leadership, UNEP became a vital organization within the UN system, acting as the catalyst spurring governments, businesses, academia, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations to meaningful action. UNEP, one of the smallest members in the UN family, leveraged on average four times its modest budget to carry out more than a thousand projects. Mostafa Tolba diligently promoted his philosophy of "Development without Destruction". Its implications are clearly reflected in his speeches, books and in UNEP’s programmes, in many fields, and at many levels. Among the many highlights of his career, the Vienna Convention and Montreal Protocol stand...

Full article: http://unep.org/stories/tribute/Tribute-to-Mostafa-tolba.asp