The climate crisis is a global issue that requires collaboration from actors around the world. In the context of nationalism and geopolitical tensions, how can international organizations such as the United Nations foster cooperation between countries to mitigate climate change, while ensuring countries can adapt to its effects? How can social equity be maintained in the whole approach?
Zachary Nanji explores these issues by considering the strengths and limitations of multilateral climate negotiations and of international organizations more broadly. The aim will be to generate understanding of how to approach transformational change for sustainable development in the international context.
Zachary Nanji (he/him/his) is a first year Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs student at the University of British Columbia, with a specialization in Resources, Energy and Sustainability. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in International Development Studies from McGill University. Prior to coming to UBC, Zachary worked for the United Nations Financing for Sustainable Development Office in New York City. His interests lie at the intersection between international cooperation and social and economic development.