Kaj Embren

Societies in Transition

Lena Miranda is my guest in my latest podcast. She is the CEO of the Science Park in the city of Linköping in Sweden. Science Park is a concept developed in the US in the 1980s to stimulate innovation and collaboration between different stakeholders. I also met Lena some weeks ago at the new social… » read more

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Unlocking Human Potential

Guest writer Epi Ludvik is a leader in the world of Crowdsourcing. He is the founder of Crowdsourcing Week, an organisation that promotes the engagement of crowds or groups for common goals across the globe, through conferences, summits and online networking. We are at the beginning of a period of exponential growth through harnessing human… » read more

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Not only about life in general, but specifically about humanity tackling the climate-nature crisis in time? Guest writer Charles Secrett is a former Director of Friends of the Earth. He is currently working as a strategy advisor and political campaigner for The Climate and Ecological Emergency Alliance in the UK. Jonathon and I have known… » read more

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What does a giant chemical company has to do with an Amazonian Indigenous tribe’s future? LOTS! I have spent quite a bit of time in the Amazon rainforest and been extremely privileged to meet amazing indigenous leaders. I was also honoured to host them during the many international trips some had to take in order… » read more

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For those of you who do not know Stockholm Exergi, the basic facts are: it provides energy to all of Stockholm; it discontinued the use of coal ahead of schedule; it is owned by the city of Stockholm and Fortum, a Finish State company. Exergi is partly responsible for Stockholm’s green credentials. District heating is… » read more

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by my Guest writer Gregory Wendt and Nick Sramek The next step in the development of financial institutions in the United States is absolutely crucial, to stave off the dual threats that have the power to forever change communities in virtually every corner of the world – inequality and environmental degradation. Addressing these challenges is… » read more

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Since the dawn of the industrial age, our economies have been fundamentally linear – we take, we make, we use and then we throw away. Today, only 12% of the materials used by humans are ever returned to the economy (EU Circular Action Plan).[1] This obviously generates huge amounts of waste. But it also means… » read more

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Amazon on Fire

#365ACTNOW – Amazon on Fire – Brasils Indigenous population united to fight the Jair Bolsonaro Government. The Indian Kayapo Chief Raoni welcomed over 500 Indian Leaders from more than 50 tribes in the Amazon to a meeting in january 2020. Their fight against fires, grabbing of indian land, illegal logging, gold and diamond mining has… » read more

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In 1996, the Växjö municipality voted to end the use of fossil fuel, before the city’s 2010 Environmental Programme announced that this target should be reached by 2030. In a new report you can understand how the role of governance has played in Växjö’s efforts to achieve its Agenda 21 goals. The report describes how… » read more

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#365ACTNOW – Learn from the Bush Foundation – https://lnkd.in/eF8f8fP Minnesota – Investing in great ideas and the people who power them – Video interview with Susan Hammel, CFA at Social Capital Market (SOCAP) #cities #regions  

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