India’s economic growth, coupled with its urbanisation and swelling population is putting severe pressure on cities’ limited resources. With some of the most polluted cities in the world and increased waste management issues, India needs to adopt circular economy initiatives. Sadly, circularity… [Read more]
Tag: climate policy
Awash with Worries: Climate Concerns in the U.S.
Between May and June 2020, many people took a break from pandemic routines and election doomscrolling to watch the biblical fires that roared across the West Coast of the U.S. Although U.S. citizens are less concerned with environmental problems than their G20 counterparts, more and more U.S. Americans are worried about the climate, and for good reason. From urban environmental plight, unseasonable rain in the Midwest breadbasket, diminishing crop yields, and larger and more frequent hurricanes barraging the Southeast, to droughts and wildfires plaguing the Southwest – the scale of U.S. environmental and climate catastrophes in 2020 was immense.
The Bike Vote: Cycling as Climate Justice + Economic Development
As people around the world worked to stay safe through COVID-19 lockdowns, many took to two-wheels, biking around their cities. Demand for bikeshare programmes increased in cities across the globe from Wuhan, China to Chicago… [Read more]
Playing with Fire? Green Dreams of Eco-Authoritarianism
Raging forest fires, receding glaciers, or starving polar bears: scientists paint a bleak picture of our planet’s future that might challenge the survival of the human species. Despite this terrifying forecast, liberal democracies in particular… [Read more]
Leveraging the Ratchet Mechanism: Why 2020 is our Chance to Globally Strengthen National Climate Policy
Despite the Paris Agreement’s creation of targets aiming to limit global temperature increase to 1.5C, scientists continue to project that warming will exceed 3C by the end of the century. How can activists leverage the… [Read more]
Turning the Tide: The Role of Indigenous Stewardship in Natural Resource Management and Addressing Climate Change
Indigenous communities around the world are living on the frontlines of the climate crisis. As the changing climate threatens the wellbeing of their communities, Indigenous activists are calling for the renewal of nation-to-nation relations and… [Read more]
Litigation, Policymaking, and the Power Analysis: Interview with Hertie School Centre of Fundamental Rights Fellow Betsy Apple
Betsy Apple is the inaugural visiting fellow at the Hertie School Centre for Fundamental Rights this Fall 2019. She is the Advocacy Director and Head of the Rule of Law Division of the Open Society Justice… [Read more]
What to know about the latest developments in climate action
Following up from last year’s UNFCCC COP 23 meeting in Bonn, MPP Student Rodrigo Jiménez Silva provides an update and overview on all the latest happenings in the world of climate action It should not… [Read more]
Fighting Climate Change: Tales from the Front Lines
With the 2017 UN Climate Conference COP23 in Bonn just recently coming to an end, editor Jonathan Parisi shares the results of interviews conducted with Giulia Houston of Progetto QUID and Lisa Jennings of Proctor and… [Read more]
Could Net-Metering Save Obama’s Climate Change Legacy?
As the Trump administration is ever-more adamant about dismantling Obama’s climate legacy, MPP student Kimberly Liu investigates federal and state-level efforts to integrate net-metering, a technology that could potentially safeguard the US against the effects… [Read more]