Climate COP-19 Edition of UNEP Magazine, ‘Our Planet’, now available online

November 11, 2013
United Nations Environment Programme

Please note that the Climate COP edition of UNEP's magazine, "Our Planet", is now available online at

The theme for the issue is The Future is Priceless.

In addition to an introduction by UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner, articles include:

-- Marcin Korolec, Minister of Environment, Poland, and President of UNFCCC COP 19:
Opening a new chapter: COP 19 in Warsaw will be a milestone on the path to a new agreement on combating climate change
-- Maria van der Hoeven, Executive Director, International Energy Agency:
Green growth: Look to renewables and energy efficiency to improve security and sustainability
-- Rajendra K. Pachauri, Director-General, The Energy & Resources Institute (TERI), and Chairman, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC):
Advancing our understanding: The IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report adds further weight and confidence to previous reports and provides new estimates and quantitative information on climate change
-- Margaret Chan, Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO):
Healthy measures: The increasing evidence of the effects of climate change on health adds to the many arguments for taking action
-- Yangyang Xu, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, and Durwood Zaelke, Founder and President, Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development:
Unpacking the problem: Simultaneous efforts to tackle carbon dioxide and short-lived climate pollutants provide the best chance of avoiding dangerous climate change
-- Romina Picolotti, President, Center for Human Rights and the Environment, Argentina:
Fast and refreshing: Action is increasingly being taken to tackle the short-lived climate pollutants that are responsible for nearly half of global warming
-- Sheila Watson, Executive Secretary, Global Fuel Economy Initiative:
Driving change: Existing cost-effective technologies could halve carbon dioxide emissions for cars and light duty vehicles
-- Alfred Ofosu Ahenkorah, Executive Secretary, Energy Commission and Deputy Chair, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), and Martin Hiller, Director General, REEEP:
Developing Solutions: Development must be the priority in moving to a low-carbon future
-- Bianca Jagger, Chair, Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation:
Gaining ground: Restoring land must lie at the heart of any successful strategy to mitigate, and adapt to, climate change