May brought a swing through San Francisco and me moderating a panel at the Sustainatopia Conference on the Nexus- Water-Food-Energy-Climate. Also appearing on the UNECE PPP Conference Panel in Hong Kong on the new draft Principles for PPPs by web. This was all on my way to the Palm Spring Film Noir which opened with over 1200 people and some great films. My favorite being the 1949 Oscar winning film 'All the Kings Men' It plots the rise and fall of a corrupt politician, who makes his friends richer and retains power by dint of a populist appeal. Sound familiar? It is based on a novel by Robert Penn Warren first published in 1946 which has been in the top 100 novels for Time Magazine. In 1947 it won the Pulitzer Prize. It also won Oscars for Best Actor (Broderick Crawford), and Best Supporting Actress (Mercedes McCambridge).
May also saw the publication of the Communitas Legacy Report which gives an idea what we achieved in the 3 threes the project was active.
Also published in May a larger article I wrote for Oxford University Press - The Emergence of Environment as a Security Imperative for Oxford University Press which can be downloaded here.
Finally at the Finance for Development Forum I helped put together a lunch discussion for AVIVA and the Finance for Development Office around the subject of Investments for the SDGs, including Climate Action. Speakers included Steve Waygood (AVIVA), Shari Spiegal (FF Office) and Tomas Cristianson (PGA Office) it was moderated by Liz Thompson former ASG for Rio+20,