The biggest mistake that we tend to make when finding solutions for our problems is to think about the same old solutions.
However, if those old solutions worked, the problem would not still be around.
This is not helpful thinking: it is better to act than to do nothing at all.
To help you carry out your solution, you can make an action plan.
As expected, 2018 was a doozy for international cooperation and global development, featuring a mixture of highs, lows, and anxiety (at unhealthy doses) all around.
Threats to international cooperation posed risks to tackling pressing challenges.But bright spots emerged, including the rise of new and refreshing voices standing up for collective action and global progress.In the face of this uncertainty, 2019 will be a critical year for shared action on issues that affect us all and require working together.The following are some guidelines that can help you find the best solution to your problem.For example, if you picked the solution, “blame my coworkers for work that isn’t done”, this might solve your problem right now, but it will probably seriously affect your relationship with your coworkers, and in the long-run your boss will probably find out.While countries made progress late last year on the rules governing the Paris Agreement, global emissions continued to rise, making clear the need for enhanced climate action by 2020 – when countries need to restate or raise the ambition of their Paris Agreement pledges.The critical moment for enhanced climate ambition in 2019 will be the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit, which he will host for heads of state and leaders from other sectors during the opening of the UN General Assembly in September.Because problems can cause anxiety, many people will try to avoid, ignore or procrastinate when dealing with difficult issues in their lives. When a problem causes you anxiety, it is best to use a pen and paper and to work it out in written form.Unfortunately, avoiding your problems usually causes them to come back, and a small problem can become a big problem over time. You are more likely to deal with a problem when it is written down in front of you.Here are six global issues to watch: From flooding to fires, climate change wreaked havoc on people’s health and livelihoods around the globe in 2018.In October, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that greenhouse gas emissions must be drastically reduced within the next 12 years to stay within 1.5°C of warming above pre-industrial levels and avert the worst impacts of climate change.