We are very fond of blaming the poor for destroying the environment. But often it is the powerful, including governments, that are responsible.
In a few decades, the relationship between the environment, resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as the connection we see today between human rights, democracy and peace.
I am working to make sure we don't only protect the environment, we also improve governance.
We need to promote development that does not destroy our environment.
We owe it to ourselves and to the next generation to conserve the environment so that we can bequeath our children a sustainable world that benefits all.