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Green Week 2014: Circular Economy, Resource Efficiency, & Waste

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Dates: 3-5 June, 2014
Location: The Egg Conference Centre, Brussels 

This is the biggest annual conference on European environment policy organized yearly by the European Commission. Green Week will take place from 3 to 5 June, 2014 at The Egg Conference Centre in Brussels.

This year's theme will be Circular Economy, Resource Efficiency & Waste.

On 4 June, UNEP will hold a high level panel discussion on green economy, finance, and sustainable production and consumption. UNEP is also involved in a number of sessions, including the launch of the International Resource Panel’s assessment report, "Decoupling in practice". (in session 7.4 on 5 June):

Session 2.2 “Gearing up cities for the circular economy,”

Date and time:                  4 June 2014 - 11:30 - 13:00

UNEP Speaker:                 Maarten Haaijer, IRP Panel Member

Session 2.3 “Resource efficiency: how to get investors on board?”

Date and time:                  4 June 2014 - 11:30 - 13:00

UNEP Speaker:                 Charles Anderson, Director, UNEP Finance

                                         Initiative 

Session 4.1 “International dimension: resource efficiency in the Sustainable Development Goals”

Date and time:                  4 June 2014 - 16:30 - 18:00

UNEP speakers:                George Varughese, President of Development Alternatives, and IRP Panel Member 

Dr Stefan Bringezu, Wuppertal Institute, and IRP Panel Member

Moderator:        Prof. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, Co-Chair of the International Resource Panel (IRP), Co-President of The Club of Rome, and lead author of the Decoupling II report

 

Session 4.3Building the knowledge base for a greener economy”

Date and time:                                  4 June 2014 - 16:30 - 18:00

UNEP Speaker: Dr Joy A. Kim, Senior Economic Affairs Officer, UNEP/Division of Technology, Industry and Economics

 

Session 7.4 “Decoupling in practice: technologies and policies for improved resource productivity” Presentation of IRP assessment report, "Decoupling in practice".

Date and time:                  5 June 2014 – 14.30-16.00

UNEP speaker: Prof. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, Co-Chair of the International Resource Panel (IRP), Co-President of The Club of Rome, and lead author of the Decoupling II report

Other speakers:                Janez Potočnik, EC Commissioner for Environment.                                                

            Prof. Paul Ekins,  Director at UCL Institute of Sustainable Resources and

Vice-  chair of Commissioner Janez Potocnik's group of economists

Dr. Yonglong  Lu, Chair and Research Professor, Research Center for

Eco-Environmental Sciences (RCEES) at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Green Week is open to the public and participation is free of charge.

Register here and visit the Green Week website for more information. 

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Location

The Egg (Belgium)

Organiser

European Commission

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