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Joyce Msuya, acting executive director of the U.N. Environment Program: "China has a lot to offer in terms of lessons, not least around climate change and beating pollution." (Photo courtesy of U.N. Environment)
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BANGKOK -- When Joyce Msuya, a Tanzanian microbiologist, World Bank veteran and acting executive director of United Nations Environment Program, spoke at its fourth assembly in March, she said, "This is the time to actually make a dent -- make a difference in the environment. ... Nature is not inexhaustible. It must be viewed as we do financial capital."

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