Environment

Experts interviews

Interview: Friedrich Schmidt-Bleek - "The heavy weight of resource inefficiency"
04/11/2015
Friedrich Schmidt-Bleek is a pioneering voice in debates about environmental sustainability and resource efficiency. His background is in chemistry, and he was formerly a founding vice president of the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, where he developed theories on “material...
EcoAP interviews: Alberto Pozzi - Director of Technical and Sales Dept., Pozzi Leopoldo SRL
21/10/2015
"How does Environmental Technology Verification help?" EcoAP interviews: Alberto Pozzi - Director of Technical and Sales Dept., Pozzi Leopoldo SRL Pozzi Leopoldo SRL provides an engineering service to the textile machinery industry, focusing on energy optimisation and efficient factories. In this...
Interview: Arab Hoballah - Sustainable consumption and production: the view from the United Nations
21/10/2015
Dr. Arab Hoballah heads the Sustainable Consumption and Production Branch in the Division of Technology, Industry and Economics of the United Nations Environment Programme. He will speak at the Eco-innovation Action Plan Business opportunities in eco-innovation conference in Seoul, Korea, 27-28...
Interview: Paul Ekins — member of the UN Environment Programme's International Resource Panel
06/10/2015
Paul Ekins is Professor of Resources and Environmental Policy at the Institute for Sustainable Resources, University College London. He is a leading voice in the United Kingdom on sustainability, having been an advisor to governments, parliaments, the European Commission, the United Nations,...
"What does eco-innovation mean?" EcoAP interviews: Alison Cavey, INNEON
22/09/2015
The  INNEON  Network for Eco-innovation Investment aims to increase the private and public funding available for eco-innovation and social innovation in Europe, providing a forum that brings innovators and investors together in support of sustainable development. In this video, Alison Cavey,...
Resource efficiency projects get underway as part of process industry initiative
07/09/2015
The SPIRE partnership (Sustainable Process Industry through Resource and Energy Efficiency) is a cross-sectoral initiative involving the main players in the European Union's process industries – eight sectors that transform commodity resources into essential products: chemicals, steel, engineering...
Sustainability: the contribution corporations can make
13/07/2015
Gail Whiteman is a Professor and Rubin Chair at the The Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business, Lancaster University, United Kingdom. She works on how companies can respond to the challenges facing the world arising from changes to ecosystems. In this interview, she argues that corporate...
Measuring progress towards the green economy
03/06/2015
NETGREEN (Network for Green Economy Indicators, http://netgreen-project.eu/) is an EU-funded project that aims to advance progress towards a green economy. The key output of the project is an open-access, interactive website (www.measuring-progress.eu) providing information on indicators that...
REDISA: South Africa’s model for a circular economy
22/05/2015
A South African scheme, introduced as part of a drive to improve waste management, could provide some useful lessons to countries, regions and municipalities that are seeking to establish more integrated approaches to recycling in the move towards a circular economy...
Interview with Andrew Prag, speaker at the 18th European Forum on Eco-innovation
04/05/2015
As part of the project, the OECD published in 2013 a study documenting the international landscape of environmental labelling and information schemes [1]. It found a rapid expansion in the number of eco-labels, especially in the last few years. This raises questions about the multiplicity of...

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