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Patricia Espinosa

Climate Action in the Commonwealth

Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), explains that the next two years are critical to strengthen low-carbon, sustainable pathways, and reaffirms the Commonwealth’s major role in climate action leadership.

Caroline Kende-Robb

Managing Oil, Gas and Mining in Africa

Are Africans benefitting fully from the resource boom? Caroline Kende-Robb, Executive Director, Africa Progress Panel, points the way to saving billions for the benefit of all Africans.  

Jacob Zuma

Overcoming the Energy Challenge in South Africa

Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa, explains how the country is responding to the serious power constraints that have haunted South Africa over the last few years, and outlines the strategy for achieving future energy security.

Michael Sippitt

Facilitating Trade and Investment in Sustainable Technologies

Michael Sippitt, Chairman of the Commonwealth Environmental Investment Platform (CEIP), explains how the pan-Commonwealth network links entrepreneurs, companies and investors engaged in environmental and sustainable technologies and services.

Christiana Figueres

Climate Action, Common Weal and Paris

Christiana Figueres, former Executive Secretary, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, urges nations in 2015 to seize the moment and support a ‘no regrets’ agreement in Paris to achieve international climate action.

Professor Muhammad Yunus

Building a New Civilisation

Professor Muhammad Yunus, social entrepreneur and Nobel Peace Prize winner, encourages all stakeholders to commit to an unselfish future, by fostering the development of youth creativity, technology and social business.

Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley

The Caribbean’s Macro-economic Challenges

Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, highlights the unique macro-economic challenges facing the small middle-income states of the Caribbean - 10 of which are members of the Commonwealth - and considers prospects for the region.

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim and Enrique Peña Nieto

A New Approach to Water Management

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, President of Mauritius, and Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico, explain the work of the High Level Panel on Water, and call on all levels of government, civil society and the private sector to mobilise action and innovative finance for a water-secure world.

Dr John Innes

The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy

Dr John Innes, Dean of Forestry and FRBC Chair of Forest Management at the University of British Columbia, Canada, salutes the progress of The Queen's Commonwealth Canopy - a project that ties together ordinary people, governments and forests around the globe - and urges all Commonwealth members to join in.