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Discussing the value of recycling with the Director General of UNIDO

Discussing the value of recycling with the Director General of UNIDO

What was a dream for me 10 years ago is now happening: top leaders are embracing the notion of waste as a valuable resource rather than a costly problem. In yesterday’s discussion between the Director General of UNIDO and the President and Director General of BIR, the...

Green Economy: Bridging the gap between talk and practice

Green Economy: Bridging the gap between talk and practice

Nowadays, not a week goes by without a think tank somewhere in the world discussing ways of achieving a decent life for a growing world population without destroying the planet. This was debated at the World Resources Forum in Peru in October. In Switzerland, the...

Bringing academic research to the negotiating table

Bringing academic research to the negotiating table

I sometimes think academics and government negotiators live in separate worlds when it comes to advancing the international policy agenda. Academics do intensive research; present in-depth analyses; and propose ways to resolve complex issues. Negotiators...

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