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Editorial
Klaus Toepfer, Executive Director, UNEP

Wake Up Calls
HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, founder and director of the Hashemite Aid and Relief Agency, Centre for Educational Development, and the Institute of Diplomacy, and President of the Club of Rome, calls for immediate action to tackle the world’s escalating climate and environmental crises

Shared Responsibility
Chuck Hagel, senior US Senator from Nebraska, outlines principles on which the United States and other countries can agree to combat climate change

Imagination Breakthrough
Jeffrey R. Immelt, chairman and Chief Executive Officer of General Electric, calls for a new green technology revolution and describes why it makes sense for business to lead it

Orchestrating Change
Leonard Good, CEO and Chairman of the Global Environment Facility, says that transferring new technologies to developing countries is essential in combating climate change, and describes how it is being done

Poor Prospects
R.K.Pachauri, Director General TERI and Chairman IPPC, examines the poverty and energy security dimensions of global climate change, and calls for a combined initiative on renewable energy

A New Conversation
Kurt Hoffman, director of the Shell Foundation, says that business and the development community must join to end the dearth of aid and investment to meet the energy needs of the poor

More is Less
Ashok Khosla, Chairman of Development Alternatives and CEO of TARAhaat, argues that eradicating energy poverty is essential to any effective strategy for stabilising climate change

At A Glance:
Climate Change

Forming a Bond
David De Ferranti, Senior Fellow, United Nations Foundation, outlines a new proposal for mobilising finance to combat climate change and reduce poverty in developing countries

Grasping the Nettle
Mersie Ejigu, Founder, President and CEO of the Partnership for African Environmental Sustainability (PAES) and Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Environmental Security and Sustainability, describes the opportunity provided by biofuels for attaining development and energy security in Africa

Positive Dynamics
Dr. Daniel De La Torre Ugarte, Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics and Associate Director of the Agricultural Policy Analysis Center, University of Tennessee, shows how sustainable produced bioenergy can contribute to a new energy paradigm that will alleviate poverty, combat climate change and enhance energy security

Star Profile: Wyclef Jean

Sunny Path from Poverty
Michael T. Eckhart, President, Solar International Management, Inc. and President, American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), describes an innovative way of financing clean energy development

Perfect Financial Storm
Mindy Lubber, President of Ceres, describes the rising threat to insurers and their customers from climate change

People

Electrifying the Market
Suzanne Maia, founder and President of Brasil Sustentavel (BRASUS), describes an innovative and effective approach to bringing energy to the rural poor

Books and Products

Restoring the Earth
Kate Charters (12), Sarah Charters (13) and Millicent Burggraf (12), Australian delegates to the 2005 Children’s World Summit on the Environment in Japan