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Hope and Gratitude

As I write this, the results of the conference are still unsure. The closing ceremony of COP24 was to start at 4 p.m. but it was delayed till 7 p.m. and now until 10 p.m. Regardless of the outcome of this political process, there are many things that continue to give me hope that we […]

Inspired

Today was a day of inspiration. My morning started with a plenary by former Vice President, Al Gore. In a presentation that lasted over an hour, he made a compelling case for why climate change is the greatest moral crisis of our time. Similar to his documentaries, but updated with the latest information and events, […]

Work in Progress

It’s a constant, bustling hive of activity at the COP24 conference in Katowice. It’s often crowded, with sleep-deprived professionals rushing through the connected web of permanent and temporary buildings to get to meetings. Workstations are set up in hallways, sometimes on the floor, and impromptu meetings take place throughout the facility. I attended a number […]

It’s All About Ambition

The word ambition is used frequently at COP24. Ambition, by definition, means to have a strong desire to achieve something, which applies to all the delegates working on climate change solutions at COP24. “The Ambition Loop,” a report just prior to COP24 last month by United Nations Global Compact, We Mean Business, and World Resources […]

Circular Economy and Magic

The last couple of days, I’ve attended a number of inspiring sessions at an official affiliate event, the Sustainable Innovation Forum (SIF). SIF brings together 600 delegates who are focused on developing the green economy. Circular economy was one of the four tracks at the event, and with Best Buy’s focus on extending the life […]

Katowice – Ready to Impress

After three flights, a bus ride and a healthy walk, I arrived at COP24 in Katowice, Poland. While my travels to get here were long, the host city of Katowice certainly has done an amazing amount of work to open the city to the conference attendees. Katowice is a beautiful city full of history, and […]

Gearing Up for COP24

I’m gearing up for the challenge of COP24. I’m evaluating the things that will make travelling to another country more comfortable, such as noise cancelling headphones for the plane ride, European adapters for my cell phone, a good backpack for my laptop and, possibly, a battery backup. I’m also preparing to be as productive as […]