Now I will admit, the thought of stepping up to speak to the UN assembly as the sole representative of over half the world’s population did terrify me a little.
Two people are killed every week defending the environment. This number is rising. Today at the United Nations Environment Assembly we urged world leaders to take immediate action to reverse this devastating trend. To open the discussion we asked them to stand and acknowledge the ultimate sacrifice of these environmental defenders.
The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) Science and Policy forum is currently under way in Nairobi, Kenya.