biodiversity loss and pollution in all its forms pose a clear and
present danger to human and planetary health and to prosperity," she
"I am proud and excited to begin work at the UN Environment
Programme in beautiful Kenya at a critical time for humanity.
"Good environmental stewardship has never been more important," she
Andersen noted that what remains now is increased action by
governments, private sector engagement and the youths.
"I am committed to work with all partners and donors, to define the
priorities of an organization that is central to our aspirations of a
sustainable and equitable world," she added.
The new UN Environment head called for unity to help fight challenges
that threaten a healthy environment that allows all of humanity to
Andersen was nominated for the post by United Nations
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and approved by the General Assembly