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Dispatch from the Field: Burgess Langshaw Power’s blog about the technology governance of climate interventions

Photo credit: Burgess Langshaw Power By Burgess Langshaw Power, PhD in Global Governance We have now crossed the threshold of 1.5 degrees centigrade warming, according to the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service. This is catastrophic news for the world, as we seek to reduce emissions and manage an economic, social, and environmentally secure future. […]

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Dispatch from COP 28: PhD student Tamara Lorincz’s reflections on the climate summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Photo by Tamara Lorincz By Tamara Lorincz, PhD candidate February 8, 2024 I attended the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which took place from November 30 to December 12, 2023 and was held in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, a petrostate, during the

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Photo taken through a car windshield of cars driving through flooded streets.. Driving from the airport, arriving in Dar es Salaam during the peak of Niño’s storms.

Dispatch from the United Nations Development Programme in Tanzania: Ethan Ellsmere’s second blog from the field

Photo credit: Ethan Ellsmere By Ethan Ellsmere, MIPP Moving across the world can be a challenging process. For me, it began with a 34-hour journey across 12,000km to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania through Dubai and Addis Ababa. I landed in Julius Nyerere International Airport during the peak of El Niño’s storms; the flooding across the

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Dispatch from the United Nations Development Programme in Tanzania: Ethan Ellsmere’s first blog from the field

Photo credit: Ethan Ellsmere By Ethan Ellsmere, MIPP I’ve always been interested in the data side of policy studies. Bringing to life data in meaningful ways can be impactful in countless ways – bringing insights to new developments, honing responses, belying inequalities. My work as a data & insights fellow at UNDP Tanzania has been

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Halyna Padalko standing in front of a EU parliament banner with the Ukraine and EU flag behind her.

Dispatch from the European Parliament in Brussels: Halyna Padalko’s blog from the field

Photo credit: Halyna Padalko By Halyna Padalko, MAGG What comes to your mind first when you hear the word European Parliament? For me, it’s an incredibly complex puzzle that I am still putting together. Having met a few hundred people in the Brussels bubble, I don’t know anyone who understands 100% how all the EU

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Dispatch from the United Nations Development Programme in Rwanda: Adwoa Konadu Yiadom’s Second Blog

Photo credit: Adwoa Kondu Yiadom By Adwoa Kondu Yiadom, MIPP student My ongoing volunteer with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Rwanda has offered a valuable bridge to the gap between academic knowledge and practical application. Initially, I perceived my role at the UNDP as unrelated to my academic pursuits. However, as time progressed, it

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Madison Paisley’s Dispatch from the World Trade Organizations’ Youth Summit on Trade and Gender in Geneva

Photo credit: Madison Paisley By Madison Paisley, MAGG I was one of fifty-six delegates selected from across the world to attend the WTO’s inaugural Youth Summit on Trade and Gender. A diverse mix of representatives from government, international organizations, and academia all gathered together with experts on trade and gender to discuss current issues and

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Dispatch from the United Nations Development Programme in Rwanda: Adwoa Konadu Yiadom’s first blog from the field

Photo credit: Adwoa Kondu Yiadom By Adwoa Kondu Yiadom, MIPP student Muraho! Nitwa Adwoa. This is simply to say “hello, my name is Adwoa” in Kinyarwanda, one of Rwanda’s three official languages. I remember how I used to read blog posts from previous dispatches and how exciting it was for me. I was confident then

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Dispatch from the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Germany: Jenna Phillips’ second blog from the field

Photo credit: Jenna Phillips By Jenna Phillips, MAGG student I am more than halfway through my internship with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. At the beginning of June, I travelled to the UNFCCC Office in Bonn, Germany to attend and support the 58th sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological

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Dispatch from the Canadian Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Geneva: Emily Miller’s Third Blog from the Field

Photo credit: Emily Miller By: Emily Miller, MAGG student These last couple months in Geneva have given me much to think about and I have not had the chance to completely process everything. Fortunately, I was able to be here physically in person to get the true Geneva experience. I was very excited to enter

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