The idea to create a United Nations environmental agency following the model of the World Trade Organization (WTO) or the International Labor Organization (ILO) is growing.”   (Source: UNCSD)

Sounds nice in principle but what will be its powers and its mandate? What will it do better UNEP now? One thing is sure:it should NOT be called “environmental” as that will push it again into the soft corner. it should deal with rethinking and re-modelling the global economy for the post-carbon, resource-constrained future.

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