Climate Change, Population and Climate Change

Unfinished Conversations on Health and Gender as Climate Negotiations Close

The climate negotiations in Lima, Peru, have concluded, with countries reaching an agreement, though many tough decisions remain unresolved or have simply been postponed. The negotiations were abuzz with energy through the second week, with top conversations surround the successful … Continue Reading

Climate Change

What a Maze! Your Guide to Navigating the U.N. Climate Conference Negotiations

Just when I thought I was getting a hang of things, attending the Open Working Group meetings for the sustainable development goals, navigating the post-2015 process, and closely following the Commission on Population and Development, boom! I arrived in Lima … Continue Reading

Climate Change, Environment, Population and Climate Change

At the U.N. and Everywhere, Women Need to Be in the Conversation

Today, world leaders are gathered in New York for a climate change summit convened by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. And yesterday, the U.N. General Assembly held a special session reviewing 20 years of progress on reproductive health and … Continue Reading

Climate Change, Environment, Population and Climate Change

Population Dynamics Are Crucial to Sustainable Development. So Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About Them?

For the past 11 months, a group of United Nations member states has been holding meetings seeking input on future goals for sustainable development once the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire in 2015. Led by co-chair ambassadors from Hungary and … Continue Reading

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

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