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Jonathan Cocker will moderate a webinar hosted by the Inter-American Development Bank on Plastics Regulation & the Circular Economy in the Pacific Alliance COVID-19 times and beyond. Panelists include Denisa Mertiri, Green Earth Strategy (Canada); Mariana Herrero S, Galicia (Mexico); Guillermo Tejeiro Gutiérrez, Brigard Urrutia (Colombia); Francisco Tong, Rodrigo Elias & Medrano (Peru); Julio Recordon, Carey (Chile). Save the date: July 22, 2020 from 11:00 to 12:30 EST Stay tuned. Details on registration to follow.

The recently announced Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (“LEEFF”) will require loan recipients to report on climate-change and sustainability-related risks and opportunities. This reporting will likely require companies to develop forward-looking plans to contribute to Canada meeting its net-zero by 2050 goal under the Paris Agreement. Key Takeaways Loan recipients will be required to publish an annual report consistent with the Recommendations of the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (“TCFD Recommendations”).Reporting…

Jonathan Cocker will be moderating a panel on International Developments in Single-Use Plastics Bans hosted by be Waste Wise on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 from 10:00 AM EST. Register Now

Jonathan Cocker was invited to be a panelist on Helping Producers to Manage the Developing Global Agenda Around the Repairability of Electronics moderated by Compliance & Risks on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 from 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM EST.

While all States and Territories across Australia except for New South Wales have now banned single-use lightweight plastic bags, moves towards the phase out of other single-use plastics are still at the public consultation stages. The Queensland Government is the latest to seek public submissions on a proposed ban on the supply of plastic straws, stirrers, plates, cutlery, coffee and other cups, and heavyweight plastic bags. It joins the South Australian, Western Australian and the…

The COVID-19 pandemic has shattered the world economy, including throughout Africa. Among the global reflections in its aftermath, whether related to the current virus or otherwise, are the need for rigorous sanitation practices and the shared vulnerabilities we all have to unhealthy (and environmentally harmful) practices anywhere. Thoughts will soon turn from the medical crisis to the economic crisis, where a need to kickstart new revenue-generating activities will arise. And this is where consideration would…

Jonathan Cocker will be interviewed as part of the Harvard University Master’s Degree Program in Sustainability and Sustainable Development by Carrie Snyder, Lecturer at Harvard University and Circular Economy Consultant at CSS Consulting.

The aviation industry, broadly understood, has long been the source of substantial waste management challenges, both for the host airports themselves and for the communities in which they are situated. It is only very recently that much attention has been paid to addressing these aviation waste practices and, to date, no meaningful integrated strategy, capturing all aviation waste materials across the supply chain, has emerged. And yet, with recent seismic shifts in air travel demand,…