Martha Molfetas

Martha Molfetas

Martha is the Executive Director & Founder of the NGO, Impact Human. She founded Impact Human with a desire to focus on the human dynamic and affects of climate change, resources, and pollution.

A lifelong student of conflict studies and international and environmental politics, Martha has worked as a Researcher, Project Manager, Peer Reviewer, Consultant, and Director for various NGOs, consultancies, and academic institutions, including Transparency International, Dalberg Research, the London School of Economics, Oil Change International, and E3G. 

She completed an MSc in Conflict Studies at the London School of Economics while travelling throughout Europe and North Africa, including a road trip through the Balkans. Martha also spent two years working on different US-political campaigns, like Obama for America/Organizing for America and Kendrick Meek for US Senate. She has a vested interest in both American politics and international affairs.

Martha’s work has focused largely on sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, the US and Europe, and global governance. Her work particularly focuses on hydrocarbon development, climate policy, resource dynamics, resource governance, security, international law, insurgency and conflict, and international development.

Her work has appeared on PolicyMic, LSE Ideas Blog, World Politics Review, Freedom to Discuss, and the Global Policy Journal.

All opinions expressed here are her own and are not affiliated with Impact Human or any other organisation.

Martha also does consulting work on her areas of expertise. For more on her work, check out her professional website.

 

Post Archive

01 June 2017
Martha Molfetas with a plea to the Trump administration not to turn its back on Paris. We are already reaching peak oil. The largest energy employers in the US are…
19 December 2016
Martha Molfetas argues that the we are at the beginning of a new cold war. Somehow it feels as if the Cold War never really ended. Normalised relations between the US and Russia…
13 December 2016
In a personal reflection, Martha Molfetas asks where is a globalist, lover of the EU, environmentalist, former expat and Londoner to go? It's taken me a while to come to grips…
27 June 2016
Martha Molfetas suggests that Britain’s vote to leave the European Union may just be the first of many coming turns towards isolationism. Last Friday was truly a day that…
14 October 2014
Martha Molfetas asks what room there is to tackle climate change when a host of crises demand attention. As another summer comes to pass, the world seems engulfed in flames.…
03 June 2014
Martha Molfetas argues that we already have the knowledge to tackle climate change, what we need now are the leaders. We have forever changed our world and now exist in a period…
19 March 2014
Martha Molfetas asks - why is Russia hungry for Crimea in the first place? This past month, Ukraine has undergone a metamorphosis, from protest and violence to creating a new…
20 December 2013
Martha Molfetas gives readers a snapshot of the ongoing gap between the commitments and reality of tackling climate change.   This past November, COP 19 proved to be yet…
25 July 2013
Martha Molfetas questions the wisdom of the oil industry’s current search for exploitable reserves. After turmoil hit Somalia in 1991, oil firms, aid groups, and even…
27 May 2013
The Syria crisis is certainly more than just another Arab Spring conflict or civil war. Syria presents a large-scale humanitarian crisis for the region. It may be another year…
07 March 2013
When will our resource use exceed our global capacity for warming? The last year alone has seen extreme weather events ranging from droughts and derechos, to severe floods and…
13 December 2012
It isn’t new news that America has consistently been unable to ratify UN treaties. Even UN treaties that would largely benefit the United States and American companies,…
17 October 2012
Pacific island nations like Palou, the Maldives, Tuvalu and many others have long called for action on climate change as they face a very real national security risk. Sea levels…
30 August 2012
No one can deny that the Arab Spring has shaken up global politics. This shake up is here to stay. But when it comes to Syria, Cold War ties matter more than international…
22 June 2012
If there is anything the fall of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia taught us, it’s that democratic transitions are no easy thing. Democratic transitions tend to polarize…