I had the good fortune of arriving in New Zealand just as the election season was gathering pace. The formation of a new government in October 2017 led by Labour’s Jacinda Ardern in coalition with New Zealand First and with the support of the Greens ushered in an era...
Jeremy Rifkin, an American economic and social theorist, shared a compelling vision of the future in the green digital economy at the University of Toronto on November 19th. He is the main architect of Smart Europe, the European Union’s long-term economic vision and...
Climate Change Emergency: The Required Shift to Renewable Energy and Improvement of Energy Efficiency
Climate change is a serious concern, its impacts are having consequences on people’s lives and disrupting economies. However, the affordable, scalable solutions to leapfrog to cleaner and more resilient economies are available now. Accelerating the shift to renewable...
Peace and prosperity for people and our planet until 2030: This is the vision of 193 United Nations Member states who adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2015. The agenda with 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represents a new global...
Celebrated as one of the greatest successes in multilateral negotiations, the Paris Agreement was adopted in 2015, entered into force in 2016 and adopted rules and modalities for its implementation in 2018. The agreement is expected to be fully operational in 2020,...
The 14th Conference of the Parties of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP14), held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, in November, was my first “COP” of any kind, and I participated as part of the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature)...
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