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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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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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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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A few weeks ago, Swedish journalist Göran Rosenberg made a welcome appearance on the radio program Good Morning World. Speaking on the European Union and UK’s membership, he said: “A very human reaction to external threats, real and imagined, is to secure a place somewhere, behind a border of any kind, where the threat can… » read more

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My belief that Bilbao is a stronghold of sustainable city developments is growing immeasurably. Why? Because after visiting for a week of creative dialogue between 800 participants from 200 cities, I found myself inspired by the city’s culture of social change. Further out from Bilbao (which recently hosted a series of events entitled New Pathways… » read more

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