flag allemagne Achim Steiner
Head of UNEP • Germany

“Of all the climate canaries in the coal-mine, the Arctic and the Antarctic are singing the loudest”

Achim Steiner is the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, the role of which is to foster cooperation to protect the environment. A German national born in Brazil, having studied development economics at Oxford, he is a former director general of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), the world’s largest environmental organisation, present in 140 countries.

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