Climate Change


I work in the following three capacities on climate change issues:

1. Visiting Scholar at the East-West Center, Honolulu, H. Working papers and articles are here.

2. RINGO Observer at the UNFCCC meetings, leading WUSTL delegation to Paris, Lima, Bonn

3. Instructor at Washington University in St. Louis, International Affairs Program, University College

photo: Anu Hittle, 2015.

1. Visiting Scholar and other Research:

* Climate Change Mitigation: I analyze and follow the UNFCCC global negotiations, covering conferences throughout the year, writing analysis and summaries. See here for details.

* Climate Change Adaptation: In the face of climate-induced events, what adaptation methods can be employed and resources used to address resiliency, management and restoration issues in Hawai'i and the Pacific? I observe the work of Hawai'i's  Interagency Climate Adaptation Committee (ICAC),  and provide commentary on Hawaii's resiliency discussions via the IUCN's World Conservation Congress, and via my weekly livestream TV show "Climate Change Beyond Outrage."

 * Climate Change work: working papers, articles, essays:

Disclaimer: Because of the time-bound nature of these pieces, some of the unpublished papers and blog posts below are working papers, incorporating informal feedback from peers, but not peer-reviewed in the traditional sense of the word. Please use information from these with this caveat in mind.

Collective Action or Collective Distraction? Creating a Simple and Visible Scorecard for Global Climate Negotiations.Working Paper. 4 September 2017. See policy brief here.

A Hawai'i Venue and An Arctic Model for a Pacific Climate Resiliency Agreement.Policy Brief. Asia Pacific Bulletin no. 348. East-West Center. Washington, DC. 15 June, 2016. See policy brief here.

What Did Paris Get Us? The Paris Agreement, A Carbon Club and The Decarbonization Miracle. Working Paper. Anukriti Hittle and Alexander Hittle. 29 February, 2016. See full paper here and play with the spreadsheet here.

Going into Paris Talks, the U.S. and China Collude to Pollute to Gobble Up Global Carbon Pie. Anukriti Hittle and Alexander HIttle. Huffington Post Op Ed. 30 November, 2015. Read article here.

Sucking up all the Carbon in the Room: U.S.-China Collude to Pollute in "Historic" Climate Announcements. A critical essay and interactive spreadsheet. Anukriti Hittle and Alexander Hittle. October 2015. See full paper here and play with the spreadsheet here.

New Agreement, New Structure: Put the G20 at the Center of the New Climate Agreement to Get Results. August 2015. See full essay here.

Climate-Smart Conservation in the northern Pacific: Hawai'i's Role in Plant Conservation in the Face of Climate Change. Policy Brief, August 2014. See full paper here.

2. UNFCCC meetings:

* Paris, France. December 2015. COP21 of the UNFCCC. The delegation focused on the ADP process and various draft texts produced by the process.

* Bonn, Germany. June 2015. Intersessional meetings of the UNFCCC.  Global Commons, Local Solutions: The Effectiveness of International Action at COP21 in Providing a Framework for Ambition. See essay here.

* Lima, Peru. December 2014. COP20 of the UNFCCC. The delegation focused on the following topics: rivers, sub national entities and carbon sequestration.



I was a Visiting Scholar at the East-West Center in Honolulu, HI, for the academic years 2015-2017, and am now working for the State of Hawaii. Please contact me via my email, if you wish to get in touch with me.

Photo: On air 5@5 Daily Update. See video clip here.