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  • Minas Trumpets Its Waste Policy Achievements

    Saturday, December 27th, 2008

    Minas Gerais, Brazil’s second most populous state and one of its mining, metals and agriculture powerhouses, is pretty proud of its recent accomplishments in waste policy and management. I’ve chronicled here a couple of their steps, such as the modernized inspection/enforcement regime and the creation of the Waste Reference Center (CMRR). But that only touches […]

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    Outlook for “Green Jobs” / Prognóstico para “empleos verdes”

    Monday, December 15th, 2008

    While the idea of creating a “green economy” with “green jobs” has been around quite a while, it really started to gain serious consideration as the climate change debate heated up,  and recently moved front-and-center during the US presidential elections and the debates about how best to respond to the global financial crisis (here, here, […]

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    Red de Consumo y Producción Sustentables para América Latina y Caribe

    Monday, August 25th, 2008

    Synopsis in English: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the State Environment Secretary of São Paulo (SMA) and the Environmental Sanitation Technology Company (CETESB) (São Paulo’s technical environment agency) recently signed a cooperation agreement aimed at launching the Network of Information and Training in Sustainable Consumption and Production for Latin America and the Caribbean (Red […]

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