Blogging for Sustainability - Page 2

Published Jan. 16, 2019 3:33 PM

The documentary Welcome to Sodom gets most of its facts wrong about the so-called 'largest electronic waste dump in the world', argue SMART researchers Martin Oteng-Ababio and Maja van der Velden.

Published Dec. 20, 2018 10:53 AM

As 2018 is drawing to an end, we have seen some positive tendencies towards sustainability. However, a lack of coherence across policy areas is still exacerbating the unsustainable aspects of existing business regulation, argues Beate Sjåfjell.

Published Dec. 4, 2018 10:25 AM

Although EU lawmakers have stressed the importance of enabling smart, inclusive and sustainable growth, a lack of clear procurement guidelines could mean human rights and sustainable development issues are not taken into account, argues researcher Ragnhild Lunner.

Published Nov. 9, 2018 8:53 AM

Despite its good reputation as a role model for mitigating climate change and protecting the environment, Norway is failing on many fronts, argues Professor Beate Sjåfjell in this blog post.

Published Nov. 8, 2018 4:17 PM

Enforceable regulation that ensures businesses internalize their externalities is urgently needed if we are to meet the challenge of sustainability, writes SMART researcher Mark Taylor at the University of Oslo.


Blogging for Sustainability

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