Reducing the Environmental Impact of Your Mediations with Ian Macduff [Ep. 25]
Have you ever considered how mediator practices impact the environment? In this episode, Veronica talks with Ian Macduff--mediator and host of the ICODR podcast--about an initiative he is part of--the Mediators Green Pledge. Questions answered during this episode include:
What is the Mediators Green Pledge?
What are steps that mediators can take to be more environmentally friendly?
How can a mediator balance the Mediators Green Pledge with party self-determination regarding the mediation process?
Ian has recently been elected to join the Board of the International Council for Online Dispute Resolution. He was, until February 2022, Director of the Centre for ICT Law at Auckland Law School. Prior to that, he was Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Dispute Resolution Initiative at Singapore Management University; and for a number of years, a Faculty member at the Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Law. He has been a practising mediator for nearly 40 years, in commercial, environmental, policy, intercultural, family, online mediation and other fields. He was a member of the Independent Standards Commission of the International Mediation Institute; and a member of the IMI’s Task Force on Intercultural Mediation accreditation, a member of the Global Organising Committee of the Global Pound Conference series, and a Fellow of the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution [http://odr.info/fellows/]. He is co-editor of Ethnic Conflict and Secessionism in South and South East Asia (Sage, 2003); contributing author of Dispute Resolution in New Zealand (OUP 1999), and of Guidelines for Family Mediation (Butterworths, 1995) and contributing author to An Asian Perspective on Mediation. He is editor of Essays on Mediation: Dealing with Disputes in the 21st Century, (Kluwer 2016).