Cloud-piercing buildings, peculiar people, musicals, and being the world's leading financial centre best describe New York City. In June, NYC will also birth an inaugural festival that seeks to reverse the tide on the world's ailing oceans.
Nadeem ul Haque –
The approach western countries are taking towards delivering international aid aren't working, says Pakistani developent expert Nadeem ul Haque. Muslim religious leaders, or mullahs, may hold the key to a better approach.
Bron York –
A lack of climate leadership in the US government provides new opportunities for American companies to demonstrate leadership on climate and energy policy, says SustainAbility analyst Bron York.
The harm resulting from Trump's environmental deregulation spree will do business more harm than good; leaders need to show Trump that they do not support this, says Business and Sustainable Development Commission chair Mark Malloch Brown.
What's driving the low levels of commitment and ambition among governments to reduce carbon emissions? It could be the corrupting influence of vested interests, say Heinrich Böll Foundation's Lili Fuhr and Global Witness's Simon Taylor.