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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...

First meeting of SERI Board of Directors

First meeting of SERI Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI) held its first face-to-face meeting in Washington DC from 26-27 June 2014, following SERI’s official launch on 5 June 2014. SERI is the new host organization of the highly suscessful R2...

A fresh outlook on used electronics: new documentary in the making

Yesterday I had the great pleasure of being interviewed by two enthusiastic young film makers, Juan Solera and Albert Julia, for the documentary they are producing on the management of e-waste in a globalized world. Before meeting them, I had thought this theme was...

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