The Youth at COP24

While the people behind the locked doors are often 35 + years, at the COP24 the voices outside those doors were far below that age range. Who was Speaking? One of the faces most seen on the media from COP24, was the face of 15 year old climate activist, Greta Thunberg. She stunned the world…

The Investment COP

In addition to attending the ‘regular’ COP (Conference of the Parties), I also attended an official side-event called ‘The Investment COP’. The purpose of the Investment COP is to “strengthen bottom-up processes, collaboration across sectors and industries, create new deal flows, and facilitate climate related project development”.  For me attending the Investment COP was an…

The Most Important Lesson from COP24

Going into the 2018 UN Climate Conference I had so many goals and ideas of things I would learn about. But what I got out of it wasn’t on my list – and I am so happy it wasn’t. What I Expected I thought going in that I would learn how the negotiations happened. The…

Why Poland?

As soon as the week two groupies of Emory University arrived in Kraków, Poland for the 2018 Climate Conference, we all stepped out of the stale airport air and into the air of Poland. Although not stale  – it did smell of coal. Polluted Poland What an odd smell for a city that was holding…

Germany: A Leader in Climate Change

As a part of the Mock UN my Climate Change and Society Class, I created an infographic that summarized Germany’s climate position. I was raised partly in Germany, and I think that a big part of their success in terms of being more sustainable is their culture around climate. Germans see climate as something they…

Emory University’s Transportation: The Current and the Future

To move the world forward, we need to move too – physically. The way we move depends on what direction the world and the future of the planet moves. How did you get to the grocery store the last time you went shopping? How will you travel over the holidays? The answer is important because…

Reflection on Mock UN: How to meet a Goal

Just because an organization has a noble goal, does not mean it will be accomplished. In order to achieve a goal – it is important to have good processes in place. While reflecting on a MOCK UN Simulation that my Climate Change and Society course had – that is a conclusion I came to. Going…