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UNECE fosters sustainable development by translating the #GlobalGoals into norms and conventions that impact people’s lives every day.

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UNECE fosters sustainable development by translating the #GlobalGoals into norms and conventions that impact people’s lives every day.

    Innovation Matters - the Innovation Renaissance

    Innovation Matters - the Innovation Renaissance

    Innovation has created huge wealth and opportunities over the past two centuries, and since the mid-20th century in particular. But over the past decades, many point to stagnating productivity. That makes it all the more important to aim for a fundamental reconceptualization and rebirth of innovation for the future.

    In this episode, Prof. Alex Tabarrok argues that by embracing a culture of growth and significantly reforming education, intellectual property laws, and bureaucratic regulations, societies can reignite the kind of innovation that drives substantial economic advances and improves the standard of living worldwide.

    Prof. Alex Tabarrok holds the Bartley J. Madden Chair in Economics at the Mercatus Center and is a professor of economics at George Mason University.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Innovation Matters - Innovation policy

    Innovation Matters - Innovation policy

    In this episode of Innovation Matters, we delve into the complex interplay between government policies, market dynamics, and transformative innovation with Dr. Anders Kärnä. As we navigate through the nuances of economic development and public policy, Dr. Kärnä offers a critical analysis on how governments can either foster or hinder innovation through industrial policies. Drawing from historical examples and current economic theories, this episode explores the delicate balance between governmental intervention and market freedom that underpins successful innovation ecosystems worldwide.

    • 44 min
    Forests For Fashion hosted by Samata Pattinson - the UN Forest Podcast

    Forests For Fashion hosted by Samata Pattinson - the UN Forest Podcast

    Sustainability is a pressing concern in the fashion and textile industry.

    In this episode of “The UN Forest Podcast”, host Samata Pattinson is joined by Åsa Degerman, Ben Selby and Carlo Covini to discuss the transformative role of forests and new technologies in making fashion more sustainable and circular.
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    About the UN Forest Podcast

    The UN Forest Podcast is a series produced by the Joint UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section to showcase that the potential of forests goes beyond trees. Each episode features special guests and speakers who bring insights on forests as our strongest allies in fighting climate change and creating a sustainable future now and for generations to come.

    The views expressed in this episode are those of the individuals involved and should not be interpreted as endorsements by the United Nations, its affiliated organizations, its officials or Member States.
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    Credits:

    Samata Pattinson, CEO of BLACK PEARL
    Åsa Degerman, Project Manager at OnceMore®
    Ben Selby, CFO and Deputy CEO of Spinnova
    Carlo Covini, Project Manager Marketing Textiles at Lenzing
    Nicola Sangs, Editor and Producer
    Paola Deda, Director, Forests, Land and Housing Division of UNECE

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    • 34 min
    Innovation Matters: Capitalism and Innovation (Part 1)

    Innovation Matters: Capitalism and Innovation (Part 1)

    In this episode of Innovation Matters, we delve into the relationship between capitalism, innovation, and societal progress with Dr. Rainer Zitelmann.

    Through a historical lens and contemporary examples, this episode explores how capitalist dynamics have fostered technological breakthroughs, economic development, and contributed to improved standards of living for billions globally.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Innovation Matters: the Politics of Innovation

    Innovation Matters: the Politics of Innovation

    In this episode, we delve into the question of why certain countries excel in innovation while others, with similar resources, do not achieve the same level of success. In conversation with Dr. Mark Zachary Taylor of the Georgia Institute of Technology, Innovation Matters sheds light on the complex factors beyond institutions and policies that drive national innovation strategies.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Innovation Matters: The Legacy of the Industrial Revolution (Part 2)

    Innovation Matters: The Legacy of the Industrial Revolution (Part 2)

    In the previous episode of Innovation Matters on the industrial revolution with Professor Emma Griffin, we explored how innovative dynamism changed our word radically in a process still going on today. This second episode explores what life was like for the working class. Often maligned as squalid and dehumanizing, Emma Griffin delves into a range of autobiographies telling a different, much more nuanced story of optimism, perspectives, and dynamism.

    • 41 min

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