Unite to Combat Climate Change - Tunza vol. 6 no.4

United Nations Environment Programme (2009)

Both economic and environmental problems are increasingly global, and so have to be solved globally. The United Nations is crucial to this. Over its three and a half decades of life, UNEP has been at the heart of forming an array of international environmental laws, enabling governments to cooperate across a wide range of issues, from saving the ozone layer to controlling trade in hazardous wastes, from the deserts to the seas. But the greatest test of all – bringing global warming under control – has yet to be met, and this year will be crucial in deciding whether it is.