Energy and natural resources, Events/Conf/Fairs, European Commission
The European Commission will host a conference on 'Land as a resource' in Brussels on 19 June 2014, with the objective of highlighting the importance of good land management to address European and global challenges, particularly in view of an increasing world population. It will also tackle the shortcomings of the current European land use model, including conflicting policy drivers.
The conference will be opened by Janez Potočnik, Environment Commissioner, with a key-note speech by Lester E. Brown, Director of the Earth Policy Institute (Washington, D.C.).
The conference is part of the European Commission's work in preparation of a Communication on land as a resource, foreseen for 2015.