It is now a little over two months since Costa Rica published its first report on the Corona crises. At that point in time (11th of March) there were 22 reported cases of infected people. Today, there are 863 of which, only 288 are active cases. This country of 5 million inhabitants has suffered only … Continue reading What a tiny tropical country can teach the world about managing the coronavirus crisis
From today onwards and for a whole year, I will be on leave from my job at the university. I am taking a sabbatical and heading to Costa Rica to work as a volunteer in nature conservation projects. It will be a unique life experience, being the student instead of the teacher and the practitioner … Continue reading The last blog, for a while
Today when I was listening to the speech of Greta Thunberg, I could hardly hold my tears. I was tremendously moved by the strength of this 16-year-old fearless girl who does not hesitate one second to tell the most powerful people in the world how bad they are doing things. Even when some people in … Continue reading A lesson to the world: the speech of Greta Thunberg at the UN Climate summit in New York “How dare you?”
Together with Ernest Miguelez (Bordeaux) , José-Luis Hervás-Oliver (Valencia), Ram Mudambi (Fox School of Business), Monica Plechero (Florence) and Julio Raffo (WIPO), we are organizing a Special Session on clusters and global innovation networks (GIN) at the 5th Geography of Innovation conference, to be held on January 29-31, 2020, in Stavanger, Norway. Here link to … Continue reading CFP Special session on clusters and global innovation networks at the Geography of Innovation Conference 2020- DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 20th SEPTEMBER!!
A recent report by UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, highlights the devastating consequences of climate change for the poorest and most vulnerable members of society. It highlights the risks of a climate apartheid, in which the rich will have the means to protect themselves from the negative consequences of … Continue reading UN expert report highlights the need to introduce radical and systemic changes in the economy to tackle climate change and avoid a climate apartheid
Yesterday I felt extremely proud of being part of the department of economic history as our head of department, Mats Olsson, addressed the Master students at their graduation ceremony. In his speech (excerpt below), the climate crises and the Agenda 2030 took a prominent role. As he highlighted, it is our responsibility to start addressing … Continue reading Climate crises and Agenda 2030 at the core of the 2019 Master graduation ceremony
At last!! Some good news! One of the largest investors in the world is finally de-investing in Fossil fuels. This news is also important since it is happening in Norway, an oil-rich country. The Guardian (12th June 2019) - World's biggest sovereign wealth fund to ditch fossil fuels Now, I am waiting for the same … Continue reading World’s biggest sovereign wealth fund to ditch fossil fuels