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SIME Stockholm – and a beautiful story

First time at this HUGE international media conference. Top names in the media world in quick succession on stage, on screen – even via hologram! Informative, entertaining, intensive, and sometimes way over my head. There were special sessions for NGOs. As usual, the main take-away was the people.

International "Drawing for life", comics exhibition in Stockholm

The international project Drawing for life, earlier run in Belarus, Kosovo and Macedonia, has moved on to the Ukraine.

With 10 exhibitions already held in the Ukraine, the time has come to Stockholm, open 3-14 December. The opening of the Stockholm exhibition was successfully held on Tuesday 3 December at the Stockholm City Central Library (Stadsbiblioteket), with drawings from Ukrainian teachers and students.

The opening started with an interview between Patrik Schylström, event coordinator from the City Library, Esbjörn Jorsäter, our comics expert, and the Ukrainian delegation, Tetiana Remekh and Olena Zarichna.

From Nudge to Norm – why environmental behaviour change matters

Global Action Plan UK celebrated their 20th birthday with an event, From Nudge to Norm. Invited key speakers from leading organisations addressed the issue of creating behaviour change in organisations.

Trewin Restorick evaluates the key learning and themes from the day.

Industry in harmony with the Earth’s ecosystems

Good topic for a conference – and a good location, Guangzhou, China’s third city, a short riverboat-ride from Hong Kong. An international conference jointly hosted by the Chinese government, city administration, and UN Industrial Development Organization, UNIDO. What’s more, it came up with some results.

By Marilyn Mehlmann

Third green industry conference in Guangzhou, China

This year, the UN Industrial Development Organization was running the Green Industry Conference together with the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

The event took place in Guangzhou 7-9 November, 2013. Global Action Plan International was invited to take part in the panel A Framework for Collective Action. Read the report "Industry in harmony with the Earth’s ecosystems" above.

Notes from the World Resources Forum 2013

Marilyn Mehlmann reports
The World Resources Forum 2013 was an intensive experience, and (as anyone following me on twitter will be well aware!) produced a huge number of quotable statements. Like ”A tenfold increase of resource productivity was regarded as feasible.” And “Sex will save us,” a speculation that new mating rituals may downplay conspicuous consumption in favour of Likes. More in the press release with conclusions.

The Learning for Change book is now available

The internationally recognized Learning for Change methodology is now available in book form in English.
Get it as a PDF (6.00 €) from our Web Campus shop or as a multimedia iBook (11.99 €) from the iBook store.

Learning for Change - Marilyn Mehlmann, André Benaim & Vahram Muradyan


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