Jonathan Cocker‘s article “Aviation Waste Problem Is A Green Economy Opportunity” was featured on LAW360.
Jonathan D. Cocker heads Baker McKenzie’s Environmental Practice Group in Canada and is an active member of the firm's Global Consumer Goods & Retail and Energy, Mining and Infrastructure groups. Mr. Cocker provides advice and representation to multinational companies on a variety of environmental and product compliance matters, including extended producer responsibilities, dangerous goods transportation, GHS, regulated wastes, consumer product and food safety, and contaminated lands matters. He assisted in the founding of one of North America’s first Circular Economy Producer Responsibility Organizations and provides advice and representation to a number of domestic and international industry groups in respect of resource recovery obligations. Mr. Cocker was recently appointed the first Sustainability Officer of the International Bar Association Mr. Cocker is a frequent speaker and writer on environmental issues and has authored numerous publications including recent publications in the Environment and Climate Change Law Review, Detritus – the Official Journal of the International Waste Working Group, Chemical Watch, Circular Economy: Global Perspectives published by Springer, and in the upcoming Yale University Journal of Industrial Ecology’s special issue on Material Efficiency for Climate Change Mitigation. Mr. Cocker maintains a blog focused upon international resource recovery issues at environmentlawinsights.com.
Andrew R. Wilson is the Executive Director of The International Aviation Waste Management Association (IAWMA.org). The IAWMA is a non-profit organization, and marketplace founded on research, to champion and disseminate circular economic knowledge for the benefit of the aviation industry. As Executive Director, Andrew brings a wealth of industry-related knowledge from his experience in the travel industry. Andrew was instrumental in growing a small start-up to one of Canada's most admired airlines and third-largest scheduled air carriers. Andrew also held leadership roles in sales and marketing, brand development, communications, public and customer relations. In addition to aviation, he also held various roles at the world's largest travel distribution company. Positions included local, national, and international sales, customer service, and marketing roles.