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Webinar: International Perspectives and Efforts in Sustainable Consumption

About This Speaker Series

As part of our Materials Management Through Sustainable Consumption Webinar Series, we invite guest speakers to share their views on sustainable consumption to get participants thinking and talking about new strategies for achieving our environmental goals.

Please note the opinions, ideas, or data presented by non-EPA speakers in this series do not represent EPA policy or constitute endorsement by EPA.


Contact: Viccy Salazar
(salazar.viccy@epa.gov), 206-553-1060

Join us for a free webinar Tuesday, May 14th, 2013, from 9:30am to 11am PDT (12:30pm - 2pm EDT)

Register now: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/469476793

Twenty years after the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, sustainable consumption and production have become a topic of conversation for governments worldwide. Register for the webinar and hear about the progress in sustainable development goals since the Earth Summit and the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns designed to accelerate these changes. Also learn about the U.S. federal government’s role in sustainable consumption and production, as well as attitudes and progress toward these goals in Europe.


Derry Allen, Counselor, EPA's Office of Environmental Policy Innovation
Derry Allen is involved in a number of issues concerning environmental innovation, planning and information, including Environmental Stewardship, Sustainability and Industrial Ecology. Mr. Allen has served at EPA since 1978, where he has held a variety of positions, principally in the Policy Office. In the course of these assignments he has been involved in a wide range of environmental, management and communications issues for the agency. Before coming to EPA, Mr. Allen worked on the staff of the Secretary of Labor, at the Federal Energy Administration, at the Cost of Living Council and as a VISTA Volunteer with the City of New York Department of Correction. He earned his B.A. with Honors at Yale University in 1969 and his M.B.A. at the Harvard Business School in 1973. In the summer of 1998 he participated in the Program for Senior Managers in Government at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. Mr. Allen lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and three children.

Jeffrey Barber, Executive Director, Integrative Strategies Forum
Since 1992, Jeffrey Barber has worked with a range of civil society networks and organizations around the world committed to sustainability and public participation. As Executive Director of ISF, Mr.Barber has helped develop policy networks and campaigns promoting sustainable production and consumption policy at the UN Commission on Sustainable Development and various other fora. Mr. Barber is a member of the Executive Committee of the Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI) and one of the founding members of the North American Sustainable Consumption Alliance (NASCA), the International Coalition for Sustainable Production and Consumption (ICSPAC), the Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption, and most recently the North American Roundtable on Sustainable Production and Consumption. Prior to ISF, Mr. Barber conducted consumer and media research at Peter D. Hart Research, Arbitron Ratings Company, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and SRI International. Mr. Barber received his BA in psychology and MA in social science from San Francisco State University.

Ted MacDonald, EPA's Office of Global Affairs and Policy
Ted MacDonald works in EPA’s Office of Global Affairs and Policy (OGAP), where he manages an international cooperation portfolio focused several multilateral sustainable development and Green Economy initiatives, including with UNEP’s Resource Efficiency/SCP Programmes, OECD’s Environmental Policy Committee Green Growth agenda, and new efforts emerging in follow-up to the “Rio+20” UN Conference on Sustainable Development.

Lars Fogh Mortensen, Head of Sustainable Consumption & Production Group, European Environment Agency (EEA)
Lars Fogh Mortensen has been heading the work of the EEA on sustainable consumption & production (SCP) and waste since 2006. His current responsibilities include providing analyses and knowledge to policy makers working on the implementation of the EU roadmap on resource efficiency, on EU and national green economy, SCP and waste policies and on EU implementation of the Rio+20 outcome document. He is a trained economist from the University of Copenhagen and has over 18 years of experience on analytical and policy aspects of sustainable development. Prior to joining the EEA in 2003, Lars has worked at the OECD Environment Directorate, the secretariat of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development and the Danish Ministry of Environment. Lars has written and co-written a large number of reports and articles on sustainable development. He currently sits on various European and global advisory boards and panels.

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