Achim Steiner

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Achim Steiner

Achim Steiner (born 17 May 1961 in Brazil) is a German expert in environmental politics. He is UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Director UN Environment Programme (UNEP).


  • Decoupling growth from environmental degradation is the number one challenge facing governments in a world of rising numbers of people, rising incomes, rising consumption demands and the persistent challenge of poverty alleviation.
  • Restoration of peatlands is a low hanging fruit, and among the most cost-effective options for mitigating climate change.

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