Resource efficiency has been identified by the EU Commission 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'' aims to show the potential for Europe to boost resource efficiency through the use of effective policy instruments and appropriate indicators. The date of the workshop is March 11th. For the first time, the NETGREEN tool under Measuring-progress.eu will be introduced as a tool to identify these indicators. Additionally, major drivers and barriers to resource efficiency will be discussed. The event will feature a panel composed of experts from policy, research, academia and business. Registration takes place at 10 AM, with a round of hot coffee as well as a networking lunch.
The following workshop, ”Eco-innovation and opportunities for the EU economy”, will deal with questions such as the barriers that hinder the adoption and diffusion of new innovations. The workshop will also address the complicated question of which indicators are best to measure progress. The EU Commission has placed eco-innovation at the heart of its policies to move towards a green economy. However, according to the European Environment Agency (2014), the potential for “green innovation in Europe” has only been partially realized. The role of eco-innovation in fostering the green economy, as well as the main challenges to be met by policy makers and businesses, will be discussed.
Both events are free of charge. They will take place in a conference room of the NETGREEN partner CEPS in Brussels, Place du Congrès 1.
Registration for the workshop “Maximizing resource efficiency throughout the EU economy” and “Eco-innovation and opportunities for the EU economy”: