Resource efficiency has been identified by the EU Commission (2011) as one of the seven flagship initiatives that are part of the ‘’EU 2020 strategy aiming to deliver smart, sustainable and inclusive growth’’. The NETGREEN Thematic Policy Workshop on ''Maximizing resource efficiency throughout the EU economy'' will focus on how Europe can boost resource efficiency through the use of effective policy instruments and appropriate indicators.
The workshop will cover issues such as which are the major drivers and barriers to resource efficiency and what is the role of indicators in measuring progress towards more efficient use of material resources. The discussion will start with a presentation of the NETGREEN tool, demonstrating how it it supports policy makers in measuring progress towards resource efficiency. The event will feature a panel composed of experts from policy, research, academia and business.
The Thematic Policy Workshop on ''Maximizing resource efficiency throughout the EU economy'' starts at 10:00 with registration & coffee. Networking lunch from 13:00-14:00, followed by the Thematic Policy Workshop on ''Eco-innovation and opportunities for the EU economy’’. The detailed agenda is available for download below.
The event is free of charge.
Venue: CEPS Conference Room, Place du Congrès 1, 1000 Brussels