BEAUTY THROUGH SUSTAINABILITY

How inner harmony and new values can make a better future.

Prof. Mohan Munasinghe as Vice Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He is the Chairman of the Munasinghe Institute of Development (MIND) in Sri Lanka, and Director General of the Sustainable Consumption Institute at the University of Manchester in the UK. We met him in Copenhagen during the UN Climate Change Conference, to talk about the complex challenges facing the world today, and about how we might tackle these and become more sustainable. Munasinghe believes that the key lies in the principles of beauty and harmony, and that these apply to travel too.

Prof. Munasinghe, we meet here in Copenhagen on the occasion of COP15, the global climate change conference. Climate change is undoubtedly the environmental issue which currently attracts the most public attention. But shouldn't we be looking at other issues too when discussing the challenges for the future?

M.M. We should broaden the discussion, because climate is only one of many

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