Creating the climate for action: Lessons from the UN global goals process

Addressing climate change will be more challenging than ratifying the global goals, write Dalberg Partner Sonila Cook and Associate Partner Varad Pande, in a commentary about the important lessons to be incorporated in the run up to COP21.

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About the authors

  • Sonila Cook

    Sonila Cook is a partner at Dalberg, a strategic advisory firm dedicated to global development. Prior to joining Dalberg, Sonila worked for McKinsey & Company, where she served organizations in the financial and media industries and the non-profit sector. She holds an MBA from Columbia University and a bachelor's degree in economics from Harvard University.
  • Varad Pande

    Varad Pande is an associate partner in the Mumbai office of Dalberg, a strategic advisory firm dedicated to global development. Before coming to Dalberg, he was special adviser to India’s Minister for Rural Development and Environment and Forests, where he drove the agenda on sustainable livelihoods, water and sanitation, financial inclusion, environment, and climate change.