ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: New environmentalism and the circular economy: Janez Potocnik at TEDxFlanders

ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: New environmentalism and the circular economy: Janez Potocnik at TEDxFlanders

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Janez Potocnik is the European Commissioner for Environment.
Born in Slovenia in 1958, he has a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Ljubljana where he lectured for many years on statistics and economy. He has been awarded honorary degrees by London Imperial College and Gent University.

Although not affiliated to a political party he has been Director of Slovenia’s Government Office for European Affairs, a Minister Councillor at the Office of the Prime Minister, and Minister without portfolio responsible for European Affairs. He was head of the negotiating team for Slovenia’s accession to the EU.

Janez was nominated as Slovenia’s first European Commissioner in 2004 and was given the Science and Research portfolio. In 2010 he started a second term, this time as Commissioner for Environment.

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12 Replies to “ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: New environmentalism and the circular economy: Janez Potocnik at TEDxFlanders”

  1. Human are intelligent species who's wisdom and knowledge are learned from past experience of trials & mistakes of inventors & innovators. Human should know now that Knowledge is not power until you apply it correctly. Human always calculate the gain & loss of what they see & do but never take in consideration the effect of what they did now to others things that surrounds them that they cannot see which in effect can also trigger a change in the ecosystem. The Earth is system that works everything that is part of it has its reason & obligation of existence. Its just that human being reasoning & obligations is now clouded by greed for power & money. Hoping that the next knowledge that the human will learn after the industrial revolution will not its be final mistake.

  2. It is wrong to say that the human species has failed to prove that it is an intelligent species . The reservoir , we now have the most important product of the collective intelligence of our history turned into knowledge and wisdom, is the demonstration of what we are. Likewise , it is clear that for a more specific reason , the traditional socio-economic system does not apply " so we know in what we do" , leading to " The Human Paradox ." The change is coming, you have to integrate , Janez necessarily estimated , the three pillars that sustain civilization for that purpose, without paradox involved, do we achieve collective intelligence inexhaustible energy to move the new engines of culture, economy and global democratic coexistence. The reality is a natural body , and so we manage it , which means , as we understand , the most important transformation of our evolutionary history. And it is what we must and can drive . Thank you for this clear and precise speech.  (Google translation from spanish)

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