Paul McOlaka

Paul McOlaka

Sustainable technology and design for least developed countries

According to the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development Report (2019), it will be practically impossible to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 without the development and appropriate application of science, technology and innovation. Rapid technological change can contribute to the faster achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through several …

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Lessons from China’s experiments with a Circular Economy

Circular economy (CE) which was introduced in 1990 is a sustainable development strategy proposed to tackle urgent problems of environmental degradation and resource scarcity. The 3R principles of CE are to reduce, reuse and recycle materials. Unlike the current linear economic system these principles create the base for a circular economic system wherein all materials …

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