Head of UN Environment Programme: ‘We need to fundamentally change our systems’

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    With the planet facing a triple crisis of climate change, pollution and biodiversity loss, Inger Andersen, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), tells FRANCE 24 that it’s time for a gear change with respect to restoring ecosystems. Ahead of World Environment Day on June 5, the UN agency warns that humanity is using about 1.6 times the amount of services that the planet can provide sustainably. However, Andersen says nature will “bounce back” if given half the chance.

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