Reunion

Rishab KhannaSome times the COP could  be a crazy maze of people, where we could  loose  our way both physically and metaphorically. This is what happened to Hugh Montgomery ( a physician and a professor at University College London, and championing  the health and climate)  and I on the third day of the COP (Conference of Parties), when we were looking for a place to eat and catch up. Just as we were about to discover our path, we found Geoff Lean. Continue reading

Building Trust in Unlikely Places

I am very grateful for the opportunity to attend COP17. It is for sure a steep learning curve being here – at times, feelings of being out of place and not sure how to approach people and at first, I was unsure of what my ‘agenda’ was. It is clear that many civil society groups have specific agendas and they know how they want to be represented in the negotiations, i.e. Mediators Without Borders want mediate in the text as an option to resolve disputes. There are so many agendas that I personally feel connected to, yet I am grateful that I am not tied to one agenda.  Continue reading