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 Klaus Toepfer - “There are also global implications, not least because a pollution parcel like this, which stretches three kilometers high, can travel half way round the globe in a week.”
 Klaus Toepfer - “There are encouraging examples of ecosystems being managed for the long-term to create wealth for poor communities, but there is still a huge job to do. Natural resources can be properly used to greatly reduce poverty. The time has come to reverse the course of worsening diseases, depleted natural resources, political instability, inequality, and the social corrosion of angry generations that have no means to rise out of poverty.”
 Klaus Toepfer - “These facts are especially poignant when you factor in the impact of climate change which is triggering more extreme weather events like droughts.”
 Klaus Toepfer - “If nothing happens there's a very great probability the great apes will go out of this world.”
 Klaus Toepfer - “The peoples of the Arctic and the small islands of this world face many of the same threats.”
 Klaus Toepfer - “Not only is the toll a human tragedy, but it means these people are less able to carry on productive lives, and this undermines social and economic development.”
 Klaus Toepfer - “These are ... sites that have a history of contamination, all of which are linked to massive neglect.”
 Klaus Toepfer - “Day in and day out and across the oceans and seas of the world nature is working to generate incomes and livelihoods for millions if not billions of people.”
 Klaus Toepfer - “Constructing, operating and maintaining what is effectively a huge fridge in the mountains raises many fundamental questions of sustainability.”
 Klaus Toepfer - “One area that the IOC might wish review is the issue of recycling of sporting infrastructure. Take bobsleigh for example. TOROC did a great job to try and mitigate its environmental impact. But the fact remains that constructing, operating and maintaining what is effectively a huge fridge in the mountains raises many fundamental questions of sustainability.”
 Klaus Toepfer - “Conserving sacred sites and their biological richness can play a major role in achieving the 2010 target and perhaps act as beacons from where good and sustainable management practices can be exported to nearby areas and beyond.”
 Klaus Toepfer - “Wars, conflicts, instability and the poor environmental management of the previous regime have left their scars on the Iraqi people and the Iraqi environment,”
 Klaus Toepfer - “While the re-flooding bodes well for the Iraqi marshes, their recovery will take many years. We must continue to monitor the situation carefully and make the necessary long-term investment in marshlands management.”
 Klaus Toepfer - “While the re-flooding bodes well for the Iraqi marshes, their recovery will take many years, ... We must continue to monitor the situation carefully and make the necessary long-term investment in marshlands management.”
 Klaus Toepfer - “The main quest for overcoming poverty and a secure future is to make energy available because we cannot cut poverty if we cannot bring affordable energy to the people.”
 Klaus Toepfer - “In the past the environment has been viewed as something like a Hermes silk tie or a Gucci handbag-a luxury only affordable when all other issues have been resolved, but this (WRI) report, allied with a series of other new and authoritative studies released over recent months such as the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, overturns this myth and underlines in graphic detail the importance of natures natural capital alongside financial and human capital,”
 Klaus Toepfer - “The environment . . . is not a luxury good, only affordable when all other problems have been solved.”
 Klaus Toepfer - “I've been asked whether we can justify trying to protect wildlife when there's so much human suffering on the planet but the two are actually not exclusive.”
 Klaus Toepfer - “Small cetaceans are amongst the most well loved and charismatic creatures on the planet.”
 Klaus Toepfer - “Small cetaceans are amongst the most well loved and charismatic creatures on the planet,”
 Klaus Toepfer - “The evidence of their rapid revival is a positive signal, not only for the environment and the local communities who live there, but must be seen as a contribution to wider peace and security for the Iraqi people.”
 Klaus Toepfer - “It is a moral issue of the highest importance. By conserving the habitats of the great apes, we are helping to overcome poverty and to conserve the natural wealth upon which current and future human generations depend. It seems a small price to pay.”
 Klaus Toepfer - “The tragedy of the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004 brought into sharp focus the debate about the life saving qualities of healthy reefs and mangroves.”
 Klaus Toepfer - “The near total destruction of the Iraqi marshlands was a major ecological and human disaster, robbing the Marsh Arabs of a centuries-old culture and way of life.”
 Klaus Toepfer - “The near-total destruction of the Iraqi marshlands under the regime of Saddam Hussein was a major ecological and human disaster, robbing the Marsh Arabs of a centuries-old culture and way of life as well as food in the form of fish and that most crucial of natural resources, drinking water.”

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