Food for value: Ethics and Sustainability

Climate change is a hot topic. Food is also a trendy topic, whether the next new food trend is taking over the social media feed, or the health conscious eaters are researching the next super food. Sustainability and food consumption is often discussed for its correlation. Understanding that there’s an upcoming mass food shortages and growing population, will our society find a balance in ethical, … Continue reading Food for value: Ethics and Sustainability

The Unfinished Business of Combating Climate Change: It is Too Political!

The uncertainty of waiting for the unknown can be overburdening and unbearable, sometimes when what you expect is the opposite of good. This similar feeling keeps shrouding the general discourse about climate change policies in [re]action. For instance, even though everyone knew Trump from the beginning was against immigrants, promising to build the Mexican impenetrable wall, and for creating a pipeline economy feeding the state,  … Continue reading The Unfinished Business of Combating Climate Change: It is Too Political!

Opinion: Thanks to Energiewende, Germany is Leading the Way in Climate Change

Every country likes to think that they are the “world leaders” in some field, whether it’s trade, gay rights, or even fruit production. Environmental policy is no exception; when it comes to climate change, many countries claim to be the world leaders. Yet for the majority of these countries, environmental policy is all talk and no action. Germany, however, has effectively revolutionized its energy use … Continue reading Opinion: Thanks to Energiewende, Germany is Leading the Way in Climate Change

If We Don’t Take Heed, Lamu Might Soon Become a Legendary Fairy Tale

It has been hailed as one of the oldest and best preserved ‘Swahili settlements in the world, a site of cultural exchange with European, Persian and Indian Cultures for over 700 years’ through Indian Ocean trade exchanges. It is Lamu, one of East Africa’s UNESCO heritage sites, an island that might soon take to the books of fairy tales if we don’t take heed. Lamu is … Continue reading If We Don’t Take Heed, Lamu Might Soon Become a Legendary Fairy Tale

The Effect of Canadian Mining in Latin America and the Caribbean

Justin Trudeau has made a commitment to fighting climate change and human rights violations both locally and abroad. Locally, Justin Trudeau held a conference with all provincial and territorial leaders in 2016 to create an action plan to transition towards a low-carbon economy. He has also welcomed Syrian refugees and has attempted to address Aboriginal issues to varying degrees to success. Internationally, Trudeau attended the … Continue reading The Effect of Canadian Mining in Latin America and the Caribbean

G20? It’s Trump vs. The World

The international community is in disarray. US foreign policy objectives are ambiguous. Long-standing alliances are endangered. Such is the backdrop against the G20 summit. The annual G20 meeting takes place in Hamburg, Germany this year. The leaders of the world’s major economies come together to discuss a plethora of issues. A “Networked World” has been established as the underlying theme of the conference as proposed … Continue reading G20? It’s Trump vs. The World

With Paris Announcement, Trump Has Made 2020 Election a Referendum on Climate Change

Just over a year ago, on April 22, 2016, 175 countries agreed to abide by the terms set in the Paris Climate Accord, vowing to mitigate the emission of fossil fuels in an attempt to bring the global temperature down to pre-industrial levels. Within weeks, literally, every country had signed on, except for Nicaragua, whose government claimed that the agreement was “not tough enough”, and … Continue reading With Paris Announcement, Trump Has Made 2020 Election a Referendum on Climate Change