- Jingjing Zhang: Greening China's Globalization
Born in China, environmental lawyer Jingjing Zhang is working to hold China accountable for the negative impacts of its overseas investment and construction projects, the value of which is close to $2 trillion. Known as the "Erin Brockovich of China," she investigates cases from Africa to Latin America to Southeast Asia, to ensure Chinese companies' compliance with environmental laws and international human rights standards.
- Brazil as an Emerging Environmental Donor
Under the banner of solidarity diplomacy, Brazil is spreading its homegrown development innovations, including biofuel technologies.
- A West African Union
Debt relief will offer West African states short-term help, but a strong regional organization is needed to cure deep-rooted troubles. Local leaders must be given the authority and responsibility to develop such an organization, but they will need financial and technical support from the international community.