Inger Andersen

Multilateral action: green COVID-19 recovery

How is the world doing in implementing Sustainable Development Goals? Watch our special #KAPTalks with the UN environment chief, Inger Andersen. The lecture formed a keynote part of the International Conference on Sustainable Development.

Tuesday 22.09.2020

If we look at the numbers, investing in a green recovery is the only thing that makes economic sense. There is less than a decade left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, and the Covid-19 pandemic has only made that path even more challenging. On top of the already urgent threat of climate change, how can the world come together to overcome these crises and build a better future? Watch #KAPTalks lecturer and Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program, Inger Andersen, discuss cross-cutting solutions for the decade of action.

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Inger Andersen is Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations. Between 2015 and 2019, Ms. Andersen was the Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Ms Andersen brings a passion for conservation and sustainable development with more than 30 years of experience in international development economics, environmental sustainability and policy-making, as well as in designing and implementing projects and generating on-the-ground impact. She has played a key role in supporting riparian countries on international water management and hydro diplomacy. Ms. Andersen also held various leadership roles at the World Bank for 15 years including as Vice President of the Middle East and North Africa and Vice President for Sustainable Development and at the United Nations starting in the UN Sudano-Sahelian Office working on drought and desertification issues.

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