May his movement die with him…
UN: Maurice Strong, Climate and Development Pioneer, Dies
By CHARMAINE NORONHA, ASSOCIATED PRESS TORONTO — Nov 28, 2015, 5:54 PM ET
Maurice Strong, whose work helped lead to the landmark climate summit that begins in Paris on Monday, has died at age 86, the head of the U.N.’s environmental agency said Saturday.
The Canadian-born Strong, the first U.N. Environment Program chief, organized the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, which led to the launch of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change.
“Strong will forever be remembered for placing the environment on the international agenda and at the heart of development,” Achim Steiner, executive director of UNEP, said in a statement.
The statement did not provide details of Strong’s passing.
Expect a great deal of emotional dreck as folks in Paris try to “commemorate” him and his “efforts” (to fleece the world…)
IMHO, the world just became a better place and there IS hope in the world…
Not to say I’m going to party on his grave, but I’ve opened a nice bottle of red. For the “wake”, of course