COP18 (05/12/12) – Naoko Ishii, CEO and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility warns that the planet is in huge crisis. She says last month GEF’s advisory committee released a report that warned that 2°C of temperature rise is too much.
She talks about her vision statement where she appealed that GEF needs to continue to be a champion and an innovator or a supporter of innovation.
She says that they also have to squarely face the uncomfortable fact that the world is on the wrong path and need to step up efforts to address and turn around the worrisome trends. She talks about the GEF 2020 vision which aims to answer some of the difficult questions about how to do this.