Incorporating Climate Change and Public Health: The place for organizations like Partners in Health

My Grandmother always tells me, “If you don’t have your health, you have nothing.” This was her way of reminding me to eat healthily, to wash my hands, and to get my flu shots. In all honesty, whenever she repeated this little saying to me, I rolled my eyes. As a wealthy girl in a [...]

Imposter vs. Initiate: Reflections on my role in this COP (Day 5: COP23)

Have you ever heard of imposter syndrome? It is a condition of feeling out of place, feeling as though you are under qualified  or underprepared in a given physical or social environment or situation. I have been experiencing intermittent ‘imposter syndrome’ ever since my first day at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s [...]

Crickets and (No) Compromise: Silent Confrontations between Parties (COP23 day 2)

When you watch C-SPAN or a Mock UN simulation, you often see politics and governance negotiations as lively, even somewhat loud, debates and discussions. But sitting at one of today’s meetings of the SBI, a subsidiary body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that reviews the implementation of the Convention and [...]