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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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Circular economy examples from McKinsay

Mackinsy has two podcasts on the circular economy The first describes how the linear model (from production through processing to design, retail and disposal) has prevailed for 150 years. Whilst great efficiencies have been made we lose alot of value … Continue reading

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Climate change and the commodity trade

The Swiss Research Institute of Commodities Foundation (SRIC) is an organization established to promote research on commodity training, finance and shipping. Last night, I attended a lecture SRIC organized in Geneva to raise awareness about climate change and the role … Continue reading

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Passing of Klaus Durbeck

I am sad to hear that Klaus Durbeck died this week. Klaus was a expert on the trade in medicinal plants. He worked in many emerging and developing economies around the world promoting the sustainable use of plants. I attended … Continue reading

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Quarrels over quinoa put to rest

A few years ago, an op-ed in the Guardian argued that high quinoa prices were putting food security in the Andes at risk. The op-ed argued that rising prices driven by ethical foodie demand meant poorer people could no longer … Continue reading

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