Klaus Toepfer, Executive Director, UNEP

Looking through new lenses
Abdoulaye Wade, President of the Republic of Senegal, calls for a more systematic linkage of poverty reduction and environmental management to bring development and ecological security

Development with a human face
Vicente Fox Quesada, President of the United Mexican States, calls for a global pact for viable, sustainable and shared development

Trade can transform
Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda, says that fair trade is essential for sustainable development and environmental protection

Achieving win–win–win
Supachai Panitchpakdi, Director-General, World Trade Organization, describes the challenges and opportunities in reconciling environmental protection and trade liberalization


Promises to keep
Hilde Johnson, Minister of International Development, Norway, says that the World Summit on Sustainable Development provided a basis for action, and urges rich countries to take full responsibility to deliver their commitments

As precious as gold
Pascal Lamy, EU Trade Commissioner, emphasizes the importance of biodiversity to developing countries and outlines moves to secure a fair deal on trade in its riches

Expanding the circle
Josette S. Shiner, Associate United States Trade Representative, says that trade, environmental stewardship and economic development are mutually supportive goals

At a glance:
Globalization, poverty, trade and the environment

Acting local
Anita Roddick OBE, Founder of The Body Shop, says that true free trade can only come through a process of localization

Cooperation is catching
Antony Burgmans, Chairman of Unilever N.V., describes how his company and a non-governmental organization together joined forces to promote sustainability

Books & products

Getting through the bottleneck
Jeffrey Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute, Columbia University, describes the positive and negative effects of globalization, and proposes ways forward to achieve sustainable development

Investing in the environment
Daniel Chudnovsky, Professor of International Business and Development Economics, University of San Andrés, Argentina, says that foreign direct investment by multinational companies may improve the environment in developing countries and calls for vigilance to ensure that this takes place

Bishkek Mountain Platform
Introduced by A. Akaev, President of the Kyrgyz Republic

You can’t breathe money
Steven Seagal, actor

We will succeed
Safura Zavaran Hoseini, student at Tehran University

Fair trade? Fair question
Paul Vallely, chair of Traidcraft Exchange from 1995-1999, charts the success of the fair trade movement, but asks whether it is an agent for change or merely a diversion from the real issues