by Marianne Moscosco-Osterkorn
Energy security is an issue facing almost every country in the world, whether developed or developing. If clean, sustainable energy is to become part of the energy mix, and if the impoverished are to get the energy services they need, the finance and business communities need to feel more confident in backing renewable energy. Marianne Osterkorn, International Director of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), believes that regulatory and legal frameworks can help provide this confidence.
by Jutta Kern
with expert contribution on
The Avian Flu by Canice Nolan
People are reminded of SARS, BSE, and foot-and-mouth disease when seeing Avian Influenza hitting the headlines of media from the New York Times, to Time Magazine, the National Geographic, and Business Week. Even Foreign Affairs is covered with articles on "The next pandemic." President Bush made news when he announced an "International Partnership on Avian and Pandemic Influenza" at the UN summit in New York in September 2005.