Dr. Edoardo Monaco is Assistant Professor and Director of the Government and International Relations Program at Hong Kong Baptist University & Beijing Normal University’s United International College (UIC) in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, China. His research interests concern geography of development, sustainability, political systems and economies in transition, natural resource management.

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Bamboo is a versatile non-timber forest resource that is widely available across the world’s South. If harnessed properly, many of its over 1600 known species (Vorontsova et al., 2016) growing mostly in tropical and subtropical regions, could significantly contribute to the achievement of both Sustainable Development Goals (hereinafter SDGs) …

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The really “smart” phone of the future? Fully recyclable, responsibly produced in the People’s Republic of China, and built on blood-free minerals from Congo’s South Kivu province. Good news: in Amsterdam, apparently, the future has just begun, since a young organization is attempting to change the way we look at our mobiles and−more in …

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