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New Zealand’s Prime Minister
climate change: a global issue - page 5
... reflects on the environmental challenges of our era ahead of World Environment Day.
, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany....
... talks to Our Planet about the prospects for a new global agreement on combating climate change.
unique challenge - page 6
Dr. Wan Gang
, Minister of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China...
... describes important programmes for helping the world triumph over the ecological havoc of climate change.
crucial science - page 10
, Minister for the Environment, Iceland...
cooling with heating - page 12
... describes the decarbonisation of her country and calls for a drive to develop climate-friendly technologies.
Dr. Tewolde Berhan Gebre Egziabher
, Director General of the Environmental Protection Authority, Ethiopia..
salvaging the biosphere - page 14
... appeals for developed and developing nations to join in cutting carbon emissions to save life on Earth.
Ray C. Anderson
, Founder and Chairman of Interface Inc...
mission zero - page 16
... describes how one formerly oil-intensive company is set to achieve zero impact on the environment by 2020 by harnessing the power of the possible.
, Founder of Khosla Ventures...
inventing the future - page 20
... explains how the power of ideas and entrepreneurship will solve the world’s energy issues, while tackling climate change.
, Chief Executive Officer of Air New Zealand...
.... describes first steps in cutting the carbon emitted by airlines.
green sky thinking - page 22
, Chair, Friends of the Earth International ...
... argues for fundamental changes, particularly in developed countries, to stabilise the climate.
living simply - page 24
... shares her unorthodox advice on reducing your carbon footprint.
step by step - page 27