Al Gore speaks about climate change realities across the globe at COP23

It was a beautiful Friday morning at the Bonn zone of COP23. My usual practice was to check my phone for the day’s schedule on the list of side events released by the UNFCCC secretariat. Fortunately, I decided to check one of the TV screens at the venue too, where I found an important event … Continue reading Al Gore speaks about climate change realities across the globe at COP23

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A Just Energy Transition – the Green Conundrum

The message at COP23 has been clear: an energy transition to renewables is what our global society needs to prepare for. And quick. One of the words often mentioned in the same message is ‘inclusive’; the energy transition needs to involve and benefit all parts of society, and to counter inequality and socio-economic polarization (a … Continue reading A Just Energy Transition – the Green Conundrum

Presentation: ‘Uprooted by Climate Change: Responding to the Growing Risk of Displacement’

On Wednesday morning a panel of experts on refugee issues and representatives from vulnerable nations spoke on the topic of climate change-driven displacement at a panel titled “Uprooted by Climate Change: Responding to the Growing Risk of Displacement”. The experts represented the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), Oxfam International, and … Continue reading Presentation: ‘Uprooted by Climate Change: Responding to the Growing Risk of Displacement’

From Niger to the Pacific: the global challenge of climate change

There have been so many interesting events, panels and stands everywhere this week it has been hard to pick which one to go to! Yesterday, the event “Our Common Home: Land, Oceans and Water-Food-Ecosystem Resilience in the Mid-Latitude Region” was the one that caught my attention. One of the speakers was Professor Dennis Garity, an … Continue reading From Niger to the Pacific: the global challenge of climate change

Research on the effects of gender, age and disability on climate change adaptation in Kenya

On the first day of the COP23 I attended an interesting event that inspired me to write about how climate change can impact different people in different ways. According to research undertaken by Trocaire, there are a range of climate change impacts experienced by people in south eastern Kenya. These impacts are influenced by gender, … Continue reading Research on the effects of gender, age and disability on climate change adaptation in Kenya

Going To COP23!

Finally on Monday we started the first day of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP) 23. I was feeling really excited to attend the event, and was also proud to be representing IFSA. We’ve had a really great first two days. Here’s a bit more about it… … Continue reading Going To COP23!