Diplomacy is the global stage of which politics and economic trends are communicated to the public, and reflect growing shifts that can have a descending impact at national and communal levels. Unpacking, examining and dissecting these shifts signaled by global leaders aids in properly understanding connected global issues that manifest differently in different contexts politically, culturally and geographically.

COP27’s ‘Loss and Damage’ Agreement – Better than Nothing?

After two weeks of challenging negotiations in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, this year’s annual UN Climate conference, COP27, has concluded. Its outcome: bleak. Following last year’s COP26 in Glasgow, many hoped this would be the year in which ideas centered around justice would produce the solutions needed to combat climate change. Unfortunately, many of the COP27…