“Climate change considerations need to be built into the core of all development planning if we are to have a sustainable future.”

Helen Clark, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)


“UNCTAD commits to monitor and reduce its annual GHG emissions by 20% by 2020 without compromising its core work and goals. This is our small initial contribution to the UN effort to address climate change.”

Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)


“Addressing climate change is a priority for UNAIDS not only in the way we operate but also in increasing our understanding of the implications climate change has on the AIDS epidemic and our response to it.”

Michel Sidibé, Executive Director, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)


“Continued high resource consumption as well as a reliance on carbon-intensive and polluting technologies along with growing population pressures, threaten environmental sustainability and development outcomes as never before."

Houlin Zhao, Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)


“Climate change is a critical development challenge and an increasing threat to SMEs in developing countries… the ITC continues to pursue new approaches to mitigate emissions in every element of our operations.”

Arancha González, Executive Director, International Trade Centre (ITC)


“Achieving climate neutrality is a challenge in an international organization with a global mandate and presence, but decisive action on climate change is essential and the UN system must lead by example.”

Juan Somavia, Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO)

International Fund for Agricultural (IFAD)

“Climate change is of particular relevance to IFAD’s work because, apart from being an environmental problem, it is ultimately a development issue.”

Kanayo F. Nwanze, President, the International Fund for Agricultural (IFAD)


“If the UN is to be credible in promoting policies for sustainable environmental development, it must lead by example.”

Raymond Benjamin, Secretary General, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)


"ESCWA will not only work with member countries to help them avert such threats, but will also continue its efforts to move towards making its own facilities and operations climate neutral."

Rima Khalaf, Executive Secretary,  Economic and Social Commission for Western (ESCWA)


“If climate change is the challenge of our generation, it also presents the opportunity that advances inclusive sustainable development.”

Noeleen Heyzer, Executive Secretary Economic and Social Commission for Asia (ESCAP)

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