Excellencies, Distinguished delegates,
As we gather here at the UN Environment Assembly, I would like to begin by thanking President Uhuru Kenyatta.
I would also like to thank the government of Kenya for hosting this crucial meeting and underscoring the importance of the state of the environment.
We are faced with a triple planetary crisis. The state of the world’s environment is at risk.
Our entire world is facing unprecedented challenges: conflict, poverty, inequality, debt, COVID-19, climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution.