All posts by Mathias

China prepares to open national carbon market

Article from chinadialogue (18/11/2016)   Learning as you go No immediate emissions reduction is expected when it opens next year, but its huge scale provides hope for reductions from 2020 onwards.   China currently has seven regional carbon trading trials that are spread across the developed eastern coast and less affluent inland areas. By 2015, … Continue reading China prepares to open national carbon market

The State of Environmental Migration 2015

Alice Knight doc – StateofEnvironmentalMigration2015   Increased Evidence Linking Human Mobility and Climate Change The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2014 Report stated once again that climate change is projected to increase the displacement of people. Yet the year 2014 showed once again that such displacements were already a present reality, and not just … Continue reading The State of Environmental Migration 2015

Story Telling – more than a fashion

When you’ve been lucky enough to see story telling tools in action, moving beyond emotional reactions and instigating a change in beliefs, knowledge and practices you’re certainly motivated to take a few risks and try these approaches out in the most traditional and resistant of settings, whether in the board room of a multinational chemicals … Continue reading Story Telling – more than a fashion

Outcomes: ways in which people choose to do things differently

Working as a member of the Management Team with the CGIAR Challenge Programme on Water and Food (CPWF) in its final five year phase in six different river basins across the world, we were able to capture the excitement of impact based research-for-development (R4D) where researchers are real agents of change. That is, both change on the … Continue reading Outcomes: ways in which people choose to do things differently

World Bank – Universities Through the Looking Glass report

In 2011-2012 I worked for a World Bank program based in Marseille, France at the Centre for Mediterranean Integration and focused on the financing, internationalization, and governance of higher education institutions in the Middle East and North Africa.  Together we teamed up with education ministers and university administrators from across the Middle East and North … Continue reading World Bank – Universities Through the Looking Glass report