Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and
Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme
WEBINAR: Circularity to Restore the Earth
Thursday 22nd April 2021| 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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In her address, Ms Andersen will argue that the triple planetary crises of climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution threaten to undermine decades of progress in reducing poverty, and global efforts to achieve the sustainable development goals. She will discuss how societies can build a more resilient future as we seek to kick-start the global engines of growth, following the devastation of the pandemic. Ms Andersen will highlight the urgent need to incorporate circularity into economic models. She will then outline the transformative impact that circularity practices will have on the ways we produce and consume, but which will be vital to restore the earth and secure the future of humanity.
About the Speaker:
Inger Andersen has been Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme since 2019. Between 2015 and 2019, she was the Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Ms Andersen has more than 30 years of experience in international development economics, environmental sustainability, strategy, and operations. For 15 years at The World Bank, Ms Andersen held several leadership positions including Vice President of the Middle East and North Africa; Vice President for Sustainable Development and Head of the CGIAR Fund Council. Previously, Ms. Andersen worked for 12 years on drought, desertification; and water management at the United Nations including at the UN Sudano-Sahelian Office and UNDP.