1 Tahrcountry Musings: President Chirac Expresses Support For The 4th IUCN World Conservation Congress And Moots A New Powerful UN Environment Organisation

Thursday, February 08, 2007

President Chirac Expresses Support For The 4th IUCN World Conservation Congress And Moots A New Powerful UN Environment Organisation

At the just concluded Paris Conference for Global Ecological Governance President Chirac has expressed strong support for the 4th IUCN World Conservation Congress. The Paris Conference for Global Ecological Governance was organized at the initiative of President Chirac. The conference brought together government ministers, scientists, company heads, NGOs and public figures from over sixty countries around the world.

President Chirac emphasized the need to create a new powerful United Nations Environment Organisation(UNEO). Mr Chirac said "We must build world environmental governance. In this area as in others, unilateralism leads nowhere. Just as multilateralism is the prerequisite for peace, it is the key to sustainable development. The United Nations Environment Programme is outstanding, and I want to pay tribute to it. But it does not have adequate powers or institutional clout. We must aim to transform it into a fully-fledged United Nations agency. This UNEO will act as the world’s ecological conscience. It will carry out impartial and scientific assessment of environmental dangers. It will have policy-making terms of reference giving it the legitimacy to implement action jointly decided. It will lend greater weight and greater cohesion to our collective endeavours."

2 comments:

Prasanth Kodai said...

Kudos to the French Presidnt

sita Raghavan said...

It sure is a good sign