On environmental policy, Yvo de Boer (Executive Secretary, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change) looks ahead to the upcoming Copenhagen summit in December 2009.
Regarding the global financial crisis, Inge Kaul (Herti School of Governance) calls for support to an appeal by a group of economists aiming to enhance coordination among the Euro-zone economies in the light of the global financial crisis. The journalist Eric Walberg looks at new ideas and solutions for the financial and economic breakdown. He also comments on the push to more global financial regulation in Europe and the US to tackle the crisis.
On the security crisis in Gaza, Baher Kamal Youssef presents his views on the background of the Gaza War and the involvement of the different interest groups. Gunilla Carlsson (Swedish Development Minister) and Karen Abu Zayd (UNRWA) call on us not to forget the children suffering under the ongoing conflict in Gaza; they offer a 10-step programme to overcome the humanitarian crisis.
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by Martin Behrens