http://www.weforum.org/openforum/ 26.01.2008Open Forum - Climate Change DivideThe challenge of climate change is to find a coherent approach throughout countries and regions. There is a divide between the developed world, which looks at the creation of long-term sustainable and balanced evolution, and the emerging countries, which are under high pressure to deliver economic growth to allow them to tackle their social challenges.1) How can the divide between developed and emerging countries be bridged, and how can the latter be better integrated into protecting global climate?2) How efficient are the current climate protection policies of developed countries? Should states become carbon neutral and, if so, how?3) With regard to the development of alternative sources of energy such as biofuels, what are the implications on climate change?Luiz Fernando Furlan, Chairman of the Board, GALF Empreendimentos, BrazilIchiro Kamoshita, Minister of the Environment of JapanC. S. Kiang, Chairman, Environment Fund, Peking University, People's Republic of ChinaChristian Mumenthaler, Chief Risk Officer and Member of the Executive Board, Swiss Re, Switzerland; Young Global LeaderAchim Steiner, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), NairobiModeratorSonja Hasler, Journalist, Swiss Television SF, Switzerland
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