Environment

Experts interviews

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,...
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: 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...
New governance for the circular economy
19/11/2015
Guido Braam leads the ‘Netherlands as a circular hotspot’ initiative, a programme to promote the Netherlands internationally as a circular economy pioneer[1]. The programme is organised by the Circle Economy cooperative, with support from the Dutch government. Braam is also a member of the...
"Why are there so many environmental labeling schemes?" EcoAP interviews: Andrew Prag - Policy Analyst, OECD
19/11/2015
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has been analysing environmental labels for more than 15 years. In this video, OECD Policy Analyst Andrew Prag discusses some of the issues relevant to eco-labels around the world. In 2013, the OECD published a study documenting the...
Study maps circular economy’s broader benefits
08/12/2015
The Club of Rome think tank, which works on international political issues, published a study in October entitled “Circular economy and benefits for society”. The study models the broader economic and social benefits that could be provided if there was a move to a more circular economy in five case...
Climate-KIC: building demand for eco-innovation
10/01/2016
Climate-KIC, supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), is the European Union’s largest public private partnership addressing climate change through innovation. It coordinates programmes across Europe involving higher education institutions, research labs and companies...
What does eco-innovation mean for you?  (Video)
09/02/2016
To tackle economic and environmental issues together, we need eco-innovation - what does it mean for you? We asked people from the policy and business worlds, from all over Europe, to tell us what it means to them.  The European Commission's Eco-innovation Action Plan aims at accelerating the...
Can companies become sustainable?
09/03/2016
Prof. Dr Erik G. Hansen is Head of the Institute for Integrated Quality Design at Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria. He researches sustainability-oriented innovation, new business model development and life-cycle-oriented product and quality design. In recent work[1], he has looked at the...

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