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The Blue Planet Prize laureates jointly presented a paper titled "Environment and Development Challenges: The Imperative to Act" at the 12th UNEP Governing Council meeting in the year 2012 when the Prize celebrates its twentieth anniversary.

Joint Paper by the Blue Planet Prize Laureates
Environment and Development Challenges: The Imperative to Act

At the 12th UNEP Governing Council meeting held in Nairobi, Kenya on 20 February 2012, Blue Planet Prize laureates represented by Dr. Robert Watson presented a paper titled "Environment and Development Challenges : The Imperative to Act." In the side event following the Governing Council meeting, Dr. Watson and two other laureates participated in a discussion meeting with others present.

Joint Paper by the Blue Planet Prize Laureates
Environment and Development Challenges: The Imperative to Act
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Key Messages of the Joint Paper Announced

Prior to the presentation at UNEP from 8 to 10 February, 14 Blue Planet Prize laureates including the first winner Dr. Syukuro Manabe gathered in London to discuss the issues based on contributions each made and completed a joint paper. A press conference was held on the final day and Dr. Watson disclosed the ten key messages and appealed "If we are to solve the problem of climate change, loss of biodiversity and poverty, it is imperative for the world to act now."

Key Messages of the Joint Paper
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Key Messages
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