Archive for 'Rio+20'
A couple of days ago, I had coffee with a friend and ended up talking about my move from London to Glasgow, just over a year and a half ago. I told my friend that when I first moved, I started off trying to enjoy Glasgow in the same way I enjoyed London. I rented a small [...]
Every morning for the past three months, I've been saying a little mantra to myself when I wake up: "I am a marathoner". I've been training for my first marathon and ten days ago I finally did it! It was pretty hard, but an amazing experience. And looking back on it, having my mantra was crucial. It [...]
My alarm goes off at 6.15am. I hit the snooze button and realise I've been dreaming about work. I must be nervous. Not surprised really. Today's going to be busy, despite the fact that the "text" - all 283 paragraphs of it - was agreed by negotiators yesterday. Today is the high level summit - [...]
Sometimes, it seems like we are constantly under pressure to "pitch". Whether it's planning your two minute "elevator pitch" for the momentous day you meet your role model in a lift, or working out how to get your boss to pick up your innovative new idea, pitching is becoming a norm in our society. It was [...]
I've always been a fan of birthdays. Mine falls on June 20th. Last year, I had a wonderful celebration. It wasn't just because of the presents - I got to spend the weekend in the countryside with my closest friends, enjoying all that nature has to offer. This year, however, my birthday will be memorable for [...]
It's Climate Week in the UK, and I've been busy working with several enthusiastic colleagues to organise photo exhibits, seminars and leaflets for DFID staff to better understand climate change and their impacts. It's been great working in a team – we've done so much more than we would have if we'd tried to set these [...]
The end of the year is always a time for reflecting on what has gone well and hasn't: 2011 has been my first full year at DFID, working on the topic of green growth – one of the hottest issues out there, and a focus of next year’s Rio+20 Summit.One of the first phrases I [...]