Statements from Heads of State and Government, ministers and heads of delegations at the high-level segment of UNEP@50, the Special Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly

For the past half-century, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has coordinated a worldwide effort to confront the planet’s biggest environmental challenges.

As climate change hits harder, world must increase efforts to adapt. 2020 was not only the year of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was also the year of intensifying climate change: high temperatures, floods, droughts, storms, wildfires and even locust plagues.