In my white paper, I examine the ability of the United Nations to influence national policies regarding climate change. After examining the Kyoto and Montreal Protocol, I search more in-depth into the issues that have hindered the current proposal from reaching the success that world leaders and climate scientists agree should happen. I point to 4 key considerations that need to be met for a successful agreement; political, environmental, economic, and enforcement. While the proposal is not likely to change much in the upcoming year, world leaders should do their best to combat their individual emissions, setting the elimination of climate change as a priority for the 21st century. Continue reading United Nations Climate Discussions: The Current Proposal is Weak but Necessary to Gather Momentum
Efficiency through effective, but most importantly, environmentally friendly manners is a relentless goal for all organizations within our society. One of the companies that has best been able to achieve this goal throughout recent years has without a doubt been Tesla Motors. The American company has gained significant public attention for their designs, manufacturing, and selling of electric cars that has not only made them one of the most recognizable automobile companies, but also one of the most environmentally friendly companies throughout the globe. This is primarily because of their capabilities to reduce car emissions. However, despite their efforts to reduce the negative effects on the environment, throughout this essay I will argue that what makes Tesla Motors most unique is not their cars, but rather, their batteries.
Presidents, activists, famous artists and religious figures dance through my head. Then, I reflect on the book I just finished: Let My People Go Surfing- The Education of a Reluctant Businessman by Yvon Chouinard, the founder and owner of Patagonia. The book reflects on Chouinard’s experiences in business and how he came to form Patagonia and its strategy. Continue reading Let’s Surf and Get Dinner