My first comic is out and i hope you enjoy it. It is with PCI Media and UNICEF and can be downloaded here. As I said to the press:
“I first met Father Christmas at the age of three in a clothing store in the U.K. in Derby, and I became Chair of Father Christmas Youth. I then organized a stakeholder consultation around gift-giving practices in my freshman year at University of Surrey. I hope to have Santa lead a”workshop on the Nexus of Climate Change, Water, Energy and Food.
I was inspired to write about Santa from my own childhood Christmas memories. He was always a positive, reassuring figure, who seemed to provide hope even in troubling times. He seemed like just the right hero to guide us through this crisis.”
Santa Claus –
“It seemed to me we have been dashing to disaster.”
“The whole purpose of my life is to encourage hope and bring happiness to the world’s children. But if we keep putting more greenhouse gases into the air, we’re going to lead ourselves to a world that has very little hope and happiness for children for many generations.”
Also just out is my new book Negotiating the Sustainable Development Goals: A transformational agenda for an insecure world written with Ambassador David Donoghue and Jimena Leiva Roesch.
"Learning from the process that engaged so many stakeholders at national and international level is important for future multilateral negotiations. This contribution from three actors intimately involved in the process offers rare insights into a long, challenging and ultimately fruitful process. I hope many readers will enjoy the insights presented in this book and be inspired to realise that the impossible is possible through compromise, partnership and leadership."
– from the foreword by Mary Robinson, President of the Mary Robinson Foundation: Climate Justice, Former President of Ireland (1990–1997) and Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997–2002)
"This is an important book that charts the journey we went on and the challenges faced in agreeing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. I hope it will help people understand what was achieved and help those now, and in the future, engaged in the implementation of this agenda."
– from the foreword by Ambassador Macharia Kamau, Permanent Representative of Kenya to the United Nations in New York, USA, co-chair of the negotiations for the Sustainable Development Goals (2012–2014) and co-facilitator of Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2014–2015)