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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....
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,...
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...
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...
Meridian has been instrumental in the design, creation, and operations of the Climate and Land Use Alliance, a multi-foundation collaborative working to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions and enhance carbon stocks associated with land use management. The Alliance seeks to achieve these goals in ways...
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...
In 2008, a broad and diverse group of U.S.-based foundations came together with the bold idea of supporting comprehensive policy reform and actions by the private sector, NGOs, and the philanthropic community that could address present and future challenges surrounding food, nutrition, environmental...
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 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...