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20Small islands, big potential
Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury,UN Under-Secretary-Generaland High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States
22Small is vulnerable
Ambassador Jagdish Koonjul,Chairman of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)
Albert Binger, Director of theUniversity of the West Indies Centre for Environment and Development, and Visiting Professor at Saga University Institute of Ocean Energy, Japan
26Books and products27Keeping oil from troubled waters
Paul Loeffelman, Director, Environmental Public Policy, American Electric Power
28Redressing the balance
The Rt Hon. Don McKinnon,Commonwealth Secretary-General
30Neighbours without borders
Ellik Adler, Regional Seas ProgrammeCoordinator, UNEP
32Will Mother Nature wait?
Jodi-Ann Johnson, student of psychology, University of theWest Indies, Jamaica
The Hon. Tom Roper,Project Director, Small Island States Energy Initiative,Climate Institute
12Oceans need mountains
Vice Admiral Conrad C. Lautenbacher Jr, US Navy (Ret.),US Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, and Administrator of the NationalOceanic and Atmospheric Administration
14 People15An ocean corridor
Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, Minister of Environment and Energy,Costa Rica
16At a glance:Seas, oceans and smallislands18Profile: Cesaria Evora
‘La diva aux pieds nus’
19 No island is an island
Ronny Jumeau, Minister for Environment and Natural Resources,Seychelles
Klaus Toepfer, Executive Director,UNEP
4Into the mainstream
The Hon. Paul Raymond Bérenger,Prime Minister of the Republic of Mauritius
6Creation’s forgotten days
His All Holiness Bartholomewof Constantinople, Archbishopof Constantinople, New Rome, and Ecumenical Patriarch
8Restoring a pearl
Timothy E. Wirth, President of theUnited Nations Foundation and Better World Fund
9Stop my nation vanishing
The Hon. Saufatu Sopoanga,Prime Minister of Tuvalu
M a r k L y n a s / S t i l l P i c t u r e s M a r k D . S p a l d i n g
Also available on the internet atwww.ourplanet.com, with anadditional article by Margie Falanruwon the Pacific Alternative