People need to change habits to stop damaging earth

Workers in Port-au-Prince building rock walls and planting vegetation as ways to save arable land and avoid flooding in lower areas. UN Photo/Logan Abassi

People need to start living in a way that is less damaging to our planet, according to a United Nations sustainable development expert.

Nikhil Chandavarkar says the global community has been digging into what he called the earth's "savings account", which is unsustainable.

On the occasion of International Mother Earth Day, the UN is underlining that 2015 brings a critical opportunity to change habits.

A new and meaningful universal climate change agreement is expected to be agreed upon this December.

Cristina Silveiro spoke with Mr Chandavarkar and began by asking him what individual citizens can do to support Mother Earth.

Duration: 2'27"

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