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Resilience in Pakistan

I listened to this video today by Shoail Malik on the challenges facing Pakistan – very informative. My notes follow: Challenges facing are immense. Range of social, economic, environment risks which Pakistan faces most. Beset with shocks (debt crisis, energy … Continue reading

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Talking trash in Geneva

Last week, I participated in a panel hosted by the WTO to explore the linkages between trade and waste. This press release from the WTO captures some of the main points from the presentations which ranged from the challenges of … Continue reading

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The Geneva Environment pub quiz – celeb vegans, the Doors and Paris

Last night President Trump pulled out of the Paris Agreement. In other news, the Geneva Environment Pub Quiz organized by UN Environment and the Geneva Environment Network. took place. ITC (my employer) fielded two teams finishing 7th and 8th out … Continue reading

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Catfish – finding ways to eradicate an invasive species in Lake Geneva

The Geneva Tribune reports that catfish have colonized the Rhone river and Lake Geneva. It is unclear how much of a pest they really are and if they attack other fish. The local authorities have asked fishermen to kill them … Continue reading

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Nature conservation (not biodiversity) for the 21st century

I attended an open dialogue in Geneva today on Nature Conservation for the 21st Century hosted by the Swiss and Geneva governments and organized by the Geneva Environmental Network. The Panel raised a couple of interesting ideas during the Q … Continue reading

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