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Tag: Dr Christopher Briggs

  • Saturday, June 6th 2015 - 09:02 UTC

    UN invites world’s seven billion people to become agents of change on World Environment Day

    “Humanity continues to consume far more natural resources than the planet can sustainably provide,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his message

    With many of the earth’s ecosystems nearing “critical tipping points,” the United Nations invited each of the seven billion people on the planet to mark this year’s World Environment Day by making one change towards a more responsible consumption of resources – “be it refusing to buy single-use plastic bags or riding a bike to work.”

  • Saturday, June 6th 2015 - 08:31 UTC

    Ramsar convention in Punta del Este calls for healthy wetlands

    Happy World Environment Day, from Dr Christopher Briggs, Secretary General Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

    We join the rest of the world to celebrate World Environment Day from glorious Punta del Este, Uruguay, where we are currently meeting at the 12th Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. The Contracting Parties have gathered and are very hard at work, to define a new Strategic Plan that will guide our commitment to conserve and wisely use the world’s wetlands, over the next six years from 2016 to 2021.