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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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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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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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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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CSW standard banner (2) Decentralization is at the heart of the disruption we have seen brought about by new companies utilizing mass, personal connectivity in many business and industry sectors to let us transact directly with each other rather.   Decentralization does not mean it is a perfect system, actually it means restructuring existing organizational… » read more

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6e_P_8dP6EQ Now that 195 nations have promised to signed up to the Paris climate agreement, the hard work begins. The signatories have all committed to ramping up their fight against climate change, but what happens next will prove crucial. The new five-year national plans to reduce global warming will provide the roadmap for action. Continuing… » read more

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In the last days of June, 20 Nordic mayors, nine representatives from Nordic cities, and 45 experts in urban development and climate change (from as far afield as the US, Africa and India) converged in Gotland, Sweden. They joined together for a special event at Almedalen Week – a series of talks and seminars geared… » read more

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