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July-August 2017 Volume 94, No. 6



Focus on Environmental Diplomacy

20 An Existential Threat That Demands Greater FS Engagement For more than 25 years, negotiators have worked around the world to meet the climate change crisis. The need to deepen this work will only increase, and greater FS engagement is essential. By T i m L a t t i me r 26 It’s Not Just about Paris: International Climate Action Today There is a great breadth and depth of official and unofficial activity around the world aimed at meeting the climate change challenge. By Ka re n F l o r i n i & An n F l o r i n i 32 The Path to PACE: How U.S. Diplomacy Accelerated Clean Energy Cooperation with India A foreign affairs practitioner offers a ground-level guide to changing the world, one clean energy market at a time. By J a s o n Do n ov a n 36 Solar Overseas: Harnessing the Sun to Power U.S. Embassies With the significant, steady drop in the cost of solar energy systems, the State Department has moved to take advantage of this environment-friendly investment. By To d d Ev a n s


44 Making It Work: Conversations with Female Ambassadors Seven female ambassadors candidly discuss the challenges and successes of building both career and families. I n t e r v i ews Co n d u c t e d by Le s l i e Ba s s e t t 61 Out in the Cold: How the Hiring Freeze Is Affecting Family Member Employment Employing family members overseas isn’t just good for morale. It makes financial sense, too, and helps keep our embassies functioning. By Do n n a Sc a r ama s t r a Go rma n


41 From the FSJ Archive: Decade of the Environment A feature from the May 1978 FSJ traces accomplishments from the previous decade. By F i t z h u g h G re e n