New head of the United Nations Environment Program Achim Steiner:

“Care for the environment is often portrayed as detrimental to economic growth,” he told on his first day as head of the United Nations’ top environment body.

“We hope to lay that myth to rest in the 21st century,” he said by telephone from UNEP headquarters in Nairobi, setting out priorities for a four-year term.

Common sense … I like it.

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