New AtlanticistNov 16, 2017
Fiji’s COP23 presidency highlights climate struggles of small island nations
By Gray Johnson, Becca Hunziker
Despite all eyes on the United States in the wake of US President Donald J. Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, Fiji, the host of the twenty-third Conference of the Parties (COP23), framed the conversation in Bonn around the challenges climate change poses to small island nations and how larger, wealthier nations can help.
New AtlanticistJun 28, 2017
Climate change revisited
By Gray Johnson
Rising sea levels, extreme weather patterns, and other examples of our warming climate pose life-altering threats to communities around the world. Ninety-seven percent of scientists have concluded that the climate is indeed warming—and that humans are playing a role. The question is not whether the climate is changing, but how to address it.
Gray Johnson is an associate at the Energy for Growth Hub. Prior to joining the Hub, she was an associate director at the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center. Gray has also held positions at the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies in Washington, DC and the Riley Institute in Greenville, SC. She received a BA in political science from Furman University and is currently a graduate student at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service, concentrating in international development.