Kemal Dervis

Kemal Dervis is Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme and Chair of the UN Development Group. He was a member of the Turkish Parliament and was Minister for Economic Affairs and the Treasury. From 1977 to 2001, Mr. Dervis held various positions at the World Bank. He has also published widely on economics and international affairs, his latest publication is titled A Better Globalization: Legitimacy, Governance and Reform.

Climate change has emerged as one of the biggest environmental challenges facing the world. Twenty years ago at the United Nations, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Norway's former Prime Minister and former Director-General of the World Health Organization, first drew global attention to the threats posed by climate change to the earth and its inhabitants.