Isobel Edwards

Isobel Edwards

Isobel has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and a master’s degree in Emerging Economies and Inclusive Development with a focus on gender from King’s College London. She has worked in various areas of international development including cooperation and development for the EU in China, peacebuilding and statebuilding for the OECD and in environmental affairs for the UN, both in Paris. She now works in Geneva mainly on UN affairs relating to peacebuilding and the prevention of violent conflict, the human impacts of climate change and food and sustainability.
    • How does climate change affect men and women differently?

      Women and girls will be disproportionately affected by climate change. That is due, first and foremost, to the fact that globally speaking, women tend to be poorer than men. This, according to the World Bank, means they are more likely to live in fragile housing in disaster-prone areas, and...
    • The dirty secret behind your smartphone

      In September this year, millions of excited customers around the world queued up to get their hands on the new iPhone 8.  How many phones do you need? In a 2017 survey on consumer behaviour by researchers Martinho, Magalhães, and Pires from the Nova University of Lisbon, it was...
    • It’s time that the concept of militarisation is held up to scrutiny

      Campaigning for disarmament so far has focused on nuclear weapons, with President Trump and Kim Jong-un’s recent public threats of war reigniting the public interest in the issue. But while just nine countries in the world have nuclear weapons, the majority of the world’s countries have military forces, and...