In The News
- 11 May 2010
Before Dr. Noeleen Heyzer, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP, comes to the 66th ESCAP Commission Session held in Incheon, South Korea, she had a following interview with Korea IT Times.
- 4 Nov 2009
Bangkok, (Asiantribune.com): Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
- 3 Aug 2009
For the first time since it was born some 60 years ago, the UN’s Asia-Pacific arm has a woman as its head. Noeleen Heyzer could be infectious. She espouses her causes with almost a passionate commitment be it about finding a voice for Asia’s voiceless millions, about the marginalization of women or the region’s rightful place on the global stage.
- 30 Jun 2009
We know energy is needed to maintain economic growth, reduce poverty and achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals. But we also know climate change is intrinsically linked to energy production and consumption, and the more fossil fuels we use, the more damage we cause to our planet. Asia Pacific accounts for 34 percent of the global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, with most of it coming from the consumption of fossil fuels. The region's share of energy-related GHG emissions is expected to increase to 47 percent by 2030 if the present development trend continues. The resulting impact on agriculture, rising sea levels and growing severe weather patterns could hurt the region's economic development severely. Thus, Asia Pacific, and indeed the rest of the world, faces a dilemma. How do we ensure all people, including the poor, have access to safe, reliable supplies of energy without undermining environmental resources essential for our survival?