UNEP’s quarterly magazine Our Planet features authoritative articles
on the theme of environment and development by world scientific and
political leaders. Our Planet has an estimated annual print readership
of around 300,000 a year, while the Internet editions are read by some
seven million people from 118 countries.
Our Planet is
published in English, French, and Spanish, with Korean, Chinese, and
Japanese language versions produced by local UNEP-linked groups. The
first issue of 2007 - which appeared on the occasion of the 24th
session of UNEP's Governing Council in early February - represented a
major overhaul of the magazine, in terms of both content and design.
Under the title 'Connected Dreams - Globalization and Environment' and
echoing the theme of the Governing Council, the new-look Our Planet
features a more modern design, a larger format, as well as a number of
new features: 'reflections', 'verbatim', 'numbers', 'books', 'people',
'awards and events', 'products', and a page on relevant Internet
Cover Story: Maintaining momentum - Financing action on climate
Table of Contents:
His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco...
...argues that the public and private sectors both have a key role to play in sustainable development.
work together - page 5
Norway’s Minister of Finance...
...describes the importance of green taxes and international engagement in addressing climate change.
polluters should pay - page 6
Minister of Environment and Energy, Costa Rica...
...describes a breakthrough in financing the conservation of the forests on which the future of the planet depends.
forests - the future - page 10
Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group II...
...spells out the reasons why the world should invest immediately in adaptation to climate change.
time to adapt - page 12
Minister of the Environment, Brazil...
...describes how developing countries are ready to play an appropriate part in tackling climate change.
clear commitment - page 14
CEO and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility...
...describes the imperative of effectively financing adaptation to climate change.
action time - page 16
Deputy Mayor of London...
...describes how cities are taking the lead worldwide in practical action on the ground.
driving change - page 20
an independent consultant who has worked for a range of UN, intergovernmental agencies and NGOs...
how integrating climate change adaptation with sustainable development
objectives matters for vulnerable countries and communities.
scaling-up action - page 22
a recent member of the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism...
....gives a personal view of how it will have to evolve to meet the scale of the challenge of climate change.
tuning the instrument - page 24
Legendary Bollywood actor...
describes how he has taken up the cause of climate change and is
working to persuade hundreds of millions of fans to do the same.
global cool - page 27