“Man is both creature and moulder of his environment, which gives him physical sustenance and affords him the opportunity for intellectual, moral, social and spiritual growth. In the long and tortuous evolution of the human race on this planet a stage has been reached when, through the rapid acceleration of science and technology, man has acquired the power to transform his environment in countless ways and on an unprecedented scale. Both aspects of man’s environment, the natural and the man-made, are essential to his well-being and to the enjoyment of basic human rights the right to life itself.” (Stockholm Declaration, 1972).

Nathalie Doswald, EbA and Eco-DRR Expert at the Disasters and Conflicts Branch (UNEP), guides you through a conversation with Karina Barquet, Senior Research Fellow and Team Leader of the Water, Coasts and Ocean group at SEI Headquarters, and Jonathan Green, Senior Researcher of the Sustainable Consumption and Production team at SEI York.

Listen to the podcast below.

This podcast was produced by the Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR ) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) with support from the European Commission.