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In 2002, Meridian co-facilitated a two-day stakeholder dialogue on intellectual property rights and medicine for the World Business Council on Sustainable Development. Participants included industry representatives, indigenous peoples’ groups, and other civil society organizations working on the issue....
In September 2001, Meridian conducted a two-day dialogue on liability and redress issues in the context of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. The participants—who included 22 individuals from government ministries, corporations, nongovernmental organizations, and others—recommended activities that...
Meridian Institute facilitated two meetings of the International Dialogue on Responsible Research and Development. The 2004 meeting was held in the United States; the 2006 meeting in Japan. Each involved representatives from more than 25 countries and focused on how to best ensure that nanotechnology...
Food and agriculture are significant contributors to, and heavily impacted by, climate change, but they also offer opportunities to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Despite a growing body of literature about climate change and agriculture, relatively little analysis and focus has been put on climate...
Meridian Institute, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, organized a one-day workshop on liability and redress under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. The workshop was held in April 2002, immediately before the third meeting of the Inter-Governmental Committee on the Cartagena Protocol...
In the fall of 2015, Meridian Institute was asked to support the Environmental Conservation Program at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (GBMF) and its partners – including the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) – in their collaborative...
Meridian assisted the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and Battelle Memorial Institute, the lead consultant, on a project to develop a blueprint for the cement industry to become more sustainable over the next 20 years. Stakeholder involvement was a central tenet of the project,...
In 2005, Meridian was asked by the Chair of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) to assist in conceptualizing new approaches for obtaining and better integrating advice from the international scientific community into the GEF’s strategic direction and project-level...
In October 2006, Meridian Institute convened the International Workshop on Nanotechnology, Water, and Development in Chennai, India. The workshop sought to address the potential opportunities and risks of nanotechnology water purification technologies for developing countries. It also aimed to develop...
Nanotechnology, which encompasses a broad range of tools, techniques, and applications, is widely perceived as one of the most significant technologies of the 21st century. Products developed with nanotechnology or that incorporate nanoscale materials are already on the market. Regulatory agencies,...