Climate Change, Environment, Financing and Aid Effectiveness, Population and Climate Change

GEF Opens the Door: Will Family Planning Advocates Walk Through?

This week, I attended my first-ever meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council. The GEF is financial mechanism that provides funding for projects related to biodiversity, climate change, international waters, land degradation, the ozone layer, and persistent organic pollutants. … Continue Reading

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Climate Change, Population and Climate Change

Blowing Out the Candles in a Changing Climate

Today is my birthday. Along with organizing a summer BBQ bash and the annual reflections on your life, goals, and relationships that happen around a birthday, I am also realizing that much of my life is impacted by global circumstances. … Continue Reading

Climate Change, Population and Climate Change

Why We Need a Global Approach to Combat Climate Change

Last Tuesday, President Barack Obama laid out his administration’s long-awaited plan to escalate domestic and international efforts to address climate change. It highlighted the need to cut carbon pollution, prepare the United States to adapt to existing impacts of climate … Continue Reading

Climate Change, Environment, Population and Climate Change

Men, Machines and Climate Change…Where Are the Women?

The heat down here is unbearable, not because of global warming, but as a result of the fast spinning shafts that drive turbines to generate hydroelectric power. The massive engines use the high-pressure water before releasing it to flow downstream, … Continue Reading

Climate Change, Population and Climate Change

Memo to Climate Donors: Invest in Family Planning

I’m in Tarrytown, NY, at the annual strategic retreat of the Green Group CEOs. A fitting location from which to send this memo: To: All progressive climate donors interested in exponentially advancing the cause From: Suzanne Ehlers, President & CEO, … Continue Reading

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Day 5 Recap: It’s a Wrap

The long hours were worth it. Throughout the week, there were challenges that bordered on the surreal. No room reservations, microphones that didn’t work, emails that got caught up in the system. Admittedly modest in scope, these bureaucratic problems threatened, at … Continue Reading