We all know that sustainability is more than just a buzzword: a successful and healthy future for all of us depends on sustainable stewardship of our planet’s resources, from the decisions made by local councils and governments to the actions of large corporations and individuals. Join this session to hear from Liverpool alumnus Mervyn Jones, who has worked in sustainability on strategy development, implementation and consultation for more than 20 years, advising on construction, procurement, recycling, and even the Olympic Games!
Dr Mervyn Jones is a circular economy and circular procurement (CP) specialist with a background in sustainability and climate change. Since 2015, he has provided provides technical support on plastics, food and circular procurement to the UN One Planet Network Sustainable Public Procurement and Sustainable Buildings & Construction programmes; and, circular procurement technical support, mentoring and training on a number of current EU projects as well as public procurement support to the Welsh and Scottish governments and to local authorities. Mervyn also works for the Dutch Rijkswaterstaat as a circular economy senior adviser, trainer and mentor on the Dutch Green deals, the EU Urban Agenda programme and the EU Interreg CircPP project. Mervyn originally studied Geography (BA Hon) at Liverpool before following up with a PhD in paleoclimatic research. This led into climate modelling, energy efficiency in buildings, resource efficiency and ultimately the circular economy.