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His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales

The Common Wealth of Oceans

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales points out the vital importance of the oceans to all life on earth, and urges Commonwealth countries to play a positive role in ensuring that worthy commitments are turned into practical action.

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.

Andrew Steer

Safeguarding Global Commons in the Commonwealth

Andrew Steer, President and CEO of World Resources Institute, considers the consumption and destruction of the world’s common resources, particularly in cities, agriculture, water and energy, and proposes a virtuous cycle of resource use rather than the current linear ‘take-make-waste’ system.

Erik Solheim

Going Green Is Not a Hard Choice

Erik Solheim, Executive Director of UN Environment (UNEP), assures us that protecting the environment and pursuing development are perfectly compatible. He calls on Commonwealth leaders to keep environmental considerations at the centre of development policy and to embrace the enormous business opportunity that going green presents.

Barbara Buchner

Green Infrastructure Investment: A Spotlight on India

Barbara Buchner, Executive Director of the Climate Finance programme at the Climate Policy Initiative (CPI), uses the example of India to highlight innovative financing solutions to scale up low carbon infrastructure in developing countries.

Pravind Kumar Jugnauth,

Unlocking Funding for Climate Action

Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, Prime Minister of Mauritius, explains the plight of small islands and other developing countries in the face of climate events, and introduces the Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub.