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The 5-Minute Interview: Achim Steiner

UN Undersecretary General and UNEP Executive Director

9:32 AM MDT | August 18, 2008 | Alex Scott

‘I’d like to see the chemical industry doing less defending and supporting of old chemicals.’ As head of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), Achim Steiner is responsible for overseeing global environmental programs, many of which focus on the management of chemicals. Before joining UNEP in 2006, Steiner was director general of the World Conservation Union (Gland, Switzerland), a group considered influential in the field of conservation, environment, and natural resources management. Steiner: Biofuels need a reality check. I’d...

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