- What does it take to be a United Nations worker in some of the world’s most difficult and dangerous locations?
- How are health workers, humanitarians and peacekeepers racing to protect the most vulnerable populations from the threat of the COVID-19 virus?
- Stationed in remote locations and far from family, how are they coping themselves?
These are some of the questions that the Awake At Night Podcast series tries to answer.
This week's guest is Inger Andersen, Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), which she describes as ‘”the environmental conscience” of the world. She explains why she is calling for bold action and warns that climate change poses an existential threat far greater than COVID-19. Unstopped, the climate crisis “will change the very foundation of our existence as we know it.”
“When we respect nature, and our planet, we are respecting ourselves. And when we fail to, we are in fact disrespecting ourselves or certainly the next generation and their life."