Publication information

The aim of the quarterly bulletin, Tiempo, is to promote communication between the nations of the North and South on the issue of climate change, to promote the interests of developing nations in the climate debate and to provide authoritative and timely information on relevant scientific, technical and policy matters.

In the words of the first editorial:

" be effective, the flow of information [on climate change] must be in both directions. It is self-evident that the developing world must have access to timely and relevant information but it is equally important that the industrialized nations be fully aware of the particular knowledge, aspirations and perspectives of the South. It is hoped that the bulletin will provide a lively forum for debate as well as being a valuable source of information."

The bulletin (ISSN 0962-7030) is published by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED, London, UK) and the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia (UEA, Norwich, UK), with financial support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency in association with the Stockholm Environment Institute as part of the Atmospheric Environment Issues in Developing Countries Programme. This support is gratefully acknowledged.

The Tiempo editors can be contacted at:

Attn: Mick Kelly
School of Environmental Sciences
University of East Anglia
Norwich NR4 7TJ
United Kingdom


The bulletin is distributed free on request to low-income subscribers. Contributions from higher-income subscribers will enable expanded distribution. Cheques should be made payable to the "University of East Anglia."

The editorial team consists of Sarah Granich, Mick Kelly and Richard Sandbrook.

Sarah GranichSarah Granich was born in New Zealand in August, 1952. She left New Zealand in 1970 and spent the first ten years living in Australia. During these years she worked, amongst many activities, as a gardener, waitress, farm manager, freelance writer, published poet, and on a prawn trawler. From 1980, she lived variously in France, Thailand and Switzerland, working as a freelance travel writer and photographer. In late 1988, on moving to the United Kingdom, she met Mick Kelly. They married and have been working together in England ever since.

Sarah is the main “everyday” editor of Tiempo. Her work includes research, commissioning of articles and maintaining the various databases as well as sub-editing and production. She has produced a number of fact sheets for what is now the Information Unit for Conventions and, with Mick, has written numerous articles for a wide variety of journals, magazines and other publications, all dealing with the issue of climate change. The other main area of interest she shares with Mick is their continuing involvement in research in Vietnam which began in late 1991.

Outside of work, Sarah spends as much time as she can gardening. She likes to run and will be entering her third half-marathon this year. In 1995, she made a parachute jump for charity. In summers, she and Mick like to cycle and explore the historical lanes and byways of the Norfolk countryside and coast. She continually yearns for more sun.

Mick KellyMick Kelly was born in England in May 1951. On graduating in Physics and Meteorology at Reading University in the United Kingdom, he joined the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia as a graduate student shortly after the Unit was established by Professor Hubert Lamb in 1972. He was awarded a doctorate in 1976.

A member of the team that developed the new, improved global temperature record some twenty years ago, Mick now specializes in climate data analysis, the causes of climate change and climate and development issues, including vulnerability, adaptation and other policy matters.

He enjoys combining his skills as a scientist and his interest in art in programming for the Web and is the creative force behind the Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary.

Mick is the author of over 100 scientific journal articles as well as numerous pieces for popular magazines. With John Gribbin, he wrote a popular account of the global warming issue called Winds of Change, based on the award-winning television documentary Can Polar Bears Tread Water? He has written and presented a number of programmes for radio and television.

He enjoys listening to jazz and classical music and playing the piano.

Richard SandbrookRichard Sandbrook was born in England in August 1946. He has over twenty-five years experience in the fields of conservation and environmental sciences. Since participating in the 1972 Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment he has been closely involved with international policies for the environment. He was co-founder of Friends of the Earth UK in the early 1970s.

In 1976, Richard joined the London office of the International Institute for Environment and Development. Following positions as Vice President for Policy and Executive Director for Europe, he became Executive Director in 1989. After ten years in this position, he stepped down in 1999 and continues to work closely on environment and development issues.

Richard serves on a number of boards and committees, including the IUCN Council for Western Europe, the Earth Council Institute Costa Rica and the Green Globe group which advises the UK Foreign Secretary and the environment and international development ministers. He is also an advisor to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales on environmental issues.

He has received two personal awards over the years. In 1985, he received the Global 500 Environment Award and, in 1990, he received the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

In his spare time Richard likes to garden. His particular horticultural obsession is the cultivation of the family of plants relating to Geraniaceae, his favourite being those commonly known as Geraniums. He would like more time to spend with his family, as well as sailing off the south coast of England.