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World Alliance for Low Carbon Cities (WALCC) is partnering with IBM and Tsinghua University for its 15th World Low Carbon City Development Forum – “AI & Sustainability: Green Economy”, taking place in Toronto, Ontario on Friday October 5th, 2018. At this event, Jonathan Cocker will be co-presenting on a panel entitled “City Development: PPP Collaboration and Sustainability,” alongside Yu “Sam” Sun (Deputy-President, Asian Development and Investment Bank), Haitao Li (Group Deputy President, China Science &…

Much has been made of the dramatic impacts that China’s “National Sword” (preceded by the more modest “Green Fence”) has had on the international movements of recyclable materials. Specifically, China’s decision to curtail the types of recyclable plastics it would accept has had a trinity of detrimental effects upon many developed world recycling markets: there has been a significant surplus of recyclables growing at collection points without a clear market; much of the content is…