Forming the Building Blocks of a Sustainable Environment: How Dialogue and Public Diplomacy Yield Innovative Solutions

  • William French
  • Salome Meyer
Part of the Springer Optimization and Its Applications book series (SOIA, volume 56)


By providing a platform to promote practical, successful and inspirational models such as this, as well as more esoteric or philosophical debates on the wider notion of sustainability, public diplomacy can fulfil its aims of promoting mutually beneficial dialogue between nations and help work towards health, prosperity and well-being for all.


Waste Management Waste Incineration Green Roof Organise Crime Urban Sustainability 
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The events were supported by ‘Presence Switzerland PRS’, the Swiss federal agency in charge of public diplomacy activities. www.presence.chd


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Embassy of Switzerland in the United KingdomLondonUK
  2. 2.Political and Legal AffairsEmbassy of Switzerland in the United KingdomLondonUK

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