20 Jul '11, 3am

“The generation that is running the planet right now cannot really provide the solutions to climate change…

“The generation that is running the planet right now cannot really provide the solutions to climate change…

Dr Stefanos Fotious, Regional Resources Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) “The generation that is running the planet right now cannot really provide the solutions to climate change and the single hope for the future lies with the youth.” This refreshingly bold proclamation opened a series of candid responses put forth by Dr Stefanos Fotiou, Regional Resources Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), who graced the recent World Leadership Conference (WLC) 2011 as the event’s keynote speaker. In an interview with New Asia Republic, Dr Fotiou shared his sentiments on youth environmental advocacy and analysed existing international structures established to expedite climate change mitigation. Commenting on the environmental cul-de-sac inherent within status quo, Dr Foutiou opined that global leaders and adults of the present era we...

Full article: http://newasiarepublic.com/?p=30488

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