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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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Talk to University of Geneva students

This month I am giving talks to two different groups of students, one from the University of Geneva, the other from the local primary school. They are of differing ages and so I am interested in how their responses differ. … Continue reading

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Why the UN meeting in Paris in December will determine quality of life for the next 100 years – Christina Figueres

The head of the UN’s body to fight climate change (UNFCCC), Christina Figueres was in Geneva last week and gave a “Executive Briefing” to the Ambassadors and Heads of Agencies. I attended with my boss and am sharing notes from … Continue reading

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On being able to afford to “buy local”

“Buying local” is a highly successful marketing case-study. The concept of buying local being a good thing is an intuitive one but closer analysis of the environmental impacts at least show that we may well be better off purchasing pears … Continue reading

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