Press Releases UNRIC MEDIA ADVISORY Interview possibility with UN expert on ecosystems

UNRIC MEDIA ADVISORY Interview possibility with UN expert on ecosystems


Interview possibility with UN expert on ecosystems

Brussels, 5th April 2019

What: The Director of the Ecosystems Division of the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), Ms. Susan Gardner, will be in Brussels from 3-5 April to discuss global environmental challenges including biodiversity, oceans and climate change with the EU institutions.

Ms. Susan Gardner will be available for one-on-one interviews on the below non-exhaustive list of issues:

  • Europe’s state of play in meeting its climate targets and citizen’s marches around numerous European Member States;
  • The increasing link between biodiversity and climate change and why it is important to address both issues in synergy;
  • How oceans are being degraded by human activities that harm marine life, undermine coastal communities and affect human health, and how Europe is leading the way to end plastic pollution.

Where: UNRIC, 155 Rue de la Loi, 1040, Brussels

When:  Friday 5th April between 13.30-15.30hrs

Journalists interested in a one-on-one interview are kindly asked to contact: Email: Mobile: 0472 075 973

Background information: Ms. Gardner is heading UN Environment’s Ecosystems Division. The Ecosystems Division supports countries in conserving, restoring and sustainably managing their terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems, the biodiversity they contain and the products and services they provide for human well-being and prosperity. It addresses the environmental causes and consequences of disasters and conflicts. It helps countries reduce pollution from land-based activities, increase resilience to climate change and reflect linkages between poverty and the environment in their development planning.


For more information on Ms. Gardner’s mission:

Thierry Lucas, Head a.i. Brussels Office UN Environment, mobile 0477 062458 /

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *