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Editorial
Achim Steiner, Under Secretary General and Executive Director UNEP. Yvo De Boer, Executive Secretary UNFCCC

Facing the challenge
Mwai Kibaki, President of the Republic of Kenya, addresses climate change and the African development dilemma

Window of opportunity
Mark Malloch Brown, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations reports a growing momentum in governments and business to tackle climate change, and describes how the issue is being mainstreamed through the UN system

Setting priorities
Marthinus van Schalkwyk, Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, South Africa describes Africa’s vulnerability to climate change and identifies key areas for action by both developed and developing countries

Environmental contract
David Miliband, Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs of the United Kingdom calls for urgent action to combat the reality of climate change and outlines priorities for progress

No reason to wait
José Goldemberg, Secretary for the Environment, State of São Paulo, Brazil calls on both developed and leading developing countries to take immediate action

Climate change won’t wait
Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change describes recent accomplishments, and present and future challenges, in climate politics as the reality of climate change becomes ever more evident

People

An equal chance
Raphael Hanmbock, Coordinator of the African Network for a Climate Community (ANCC) West and Central Africa, and Chairman of ACAN Cameroon, and Aubrey Meyer, Director of the Global Commons Institute say that unequal patterns of consumption must be tackled alongside emissions, if dangerous climate change is to be avoided

Protect and grow
Prof. Ogunlade R. Davidson, Dean, Post-Graduate Studies at the University of Sierra Leone and Co-Chair of Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change describes Africa’s particular vulnerability to a crisis it has done little to create, and suggests how it can grow both in wealth and in resilience

Freedom isn’t free
Atiq Rahman, Executive Director of the Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies and Chairman of the Climate Action Network, South Asia calls for deeper cuts in emissions and greater effort on adaptation to be made urgently to free the world from the imminent threat of dangerous climate change

Star profile:
Bianca Jagger

Books and products

Keeping the window
Jennifer Morgan, Director of the Climate Change Programme, WWF International, says that the last opportunity for avoiding dangerous climate change will not last much longer, and calls for urgent action

Open golden opportunity for black gold
Rami A. Kamal, consultant on Saudi Aramco’s Carbon Management Team outlines his personal suggestion for how the petroleum industry can benefit both itself and the world by taking the lead in combating global warming

Firm commitment
Zijun Li, China Fellow at the Worldwatch Institute, describes how China is leading the world in investing in renewable energy

Making ourselves heard
Abdoul Byukusenge, UNEP TUNZA Youth Advisor for Africa

Into the mainstream
Preety M. Bhandari, Director of the Policy Analysis Division, TERI, India describes how India could play a crucial role in tackling climate change

Plant a billion trees