UNIDO: Economic Growth and Climate Change Mitigation Two Parts of the Same Whole


5 June 2008: Kandeh Yumkella, Director-General of the UN

Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), emphasized low-emissions economic

development as an element of the solution to climate change in his statement to

commemorate World Environment Day on 5 June.

On the occasion, he stressed that “unless all nations and

their industries agree to follow a sustainable, low carbon path in their

industrialization, it will not only have an adverse impact on global climate

but will also undo economic progress.” He also emphasized that “Such a scenario

is inconceivable without technology and know-how development and dissemination

at its heart.” [UNIDO

Director-General's statement]