Ahead of the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development now getting underway in Brazil, we shared your questions about the Future We Want with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and we sat down with him in his office so he could respond to your questions on video.

Here are his answers to three of your questions!

David from Mexico wants to know:

“How can we convince everyone to use energy more efficiently when in many countries people don’t face energy shortages and are wasteful?”

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Kim from Liberia asks,

“I’ve just graduated and I’m worried about looking for a job in the midst of the economic recession. What would you say to young people like me just entering the job market?”

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Eric from New York asks:

“Do you believe that there will be a time in the near future where we will have an adequate and available water supply for the entire global community?”