Anna Cusack: The Pacific COP

Climate change in the Pacific has been well documented in Western media, but what frustrates me is that the sinking of Pacific islands below rising tides is too often portrayed as predetermined, rather than something can be prevented. The world has never seen changes in climate patterns such as what we are beginning to experience, and the future outcomes for nations cannot be foretold.

Posted on November 3, 2017 and filed under UN Climate Talks 2017.

Janelle Danielson: Passionate from miles away

What is 'passion'? I define it as “a strong fondness, enthusiasm, or desire for anything which compels a person to act". There are pros and cons to following our passions. True passion can be far reaching and impact lives beyond our own. Whether that outcome is good, well that's a matter of perspective. 

Posted on October 5, 2017 and filed under World Bank / IMF 2017.

Lizzy Simpson: Live from Washington

Like Libby, I also saw the application for the AYLI World Bank and IMF meetings a day before the deadline. I had already set off on my travels en route to DC for my university exchange. But eager to make the most of my time in the United States and form as many connections as possible, I started on my application in a busy, noisy dorm room in Montréal. 

Posted on October 2, 2017 and filed under World Bank / IMF 2017.