Achim Steiner

Achim Steiner, Executive Director of UNEP gives his reaction to US President Obama’s speech. He talks about how the summit, in part, hinges upon the required financial commitments and partnerships which will make an agreement viable. He warns the world could “drift back to a place where climate change is a choice and luxury for those who want to and can act, and the rest of the world becomes a victim”. Also see Loren Legarda, Philippines Senator, speaking from Copenhagen. And Japan’s senior negotiator, Yoshiko Kijima, also from Copenhagen.