Vasundhara Saravade

Vasundhara Saravade is a graduate student at the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED), University of Waterloo in Canada. Being passionate about the environment, she likes to write on global warming, climate change and anything that inspires her to connect these topics to the real world. She has written for The Times of India, Economic Times and The Huffington Post India. She has also worked in Canada, India and Indonesia over the last few years. Her current research at University of Waterloo focuses on climate finance transition and an innovative tool known as the green bond.

Climate Emergency: Rise of a Civil Disobedience Movement

May 04, 2019

What has prompted more than a million young individuals around the world to mobilize into a civil march for action on climate change? “We have a climate emergency” was the overwhelming chant echoing through the streets of Waterloo, in Canada’s Ontario province, on March 15. An estimated 1.4 million young...

Trump and the Future of Climate Policy

January 18, 2017

A shift to renewables is making fast progress in America.  As Barack Obama’s presidency comes to an end, the concern that climate change will take a backseat in the next four years has now become a reality. Throughout his campaign, Donald Trump’s vocal statements about wanting the United States to pull...

Investing in the Fight Against Climate Change

November 08, 2016

Can sustainable finance be an answer to climate change? While attending the Financial Inquiry India report launch in May, Nick Robins, co-director of the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) financial inquiry team, brought up the need to address the issue of climate change in relation to the global financial system. This raised...

Brexit and Trump Are For Baby Boomers, Not Millennials

June 26, 2016

Millennials are not looking forward to the repercussions of bad decision-making by baby boomers, be it voting for Brexit or supporting Donald Trump. Everyone knows the saying “stranger than fiction,” but in the past few months it seems to have taken a new meaning altogether. With Britain leaving the European Union...

We Must Fight Climate Change to Win the War on Terror

December 12, 2015

We need to learn from the Syrian situation, where a lack of resources eventually led to conflict and war.  Paris, Beirut, Baghdad—all three cities were targeted by the Islamic State (IS) in November. And even with hundreds of deaths, these were only a few among countless other victims of terrorist...