Green Roads to Growth (Grønne Veje til Vækst)

Green Roads to Growth (Grønne Veje til Vækst) - Linkages between environmental policy, economic growth and employment,
1 and 2 March 2006, Copenhagen:

The Danish Environmental Assessment Institute host the Green Roads to Growth Forum on 1 and 2 March 2006 in Eigtveds Pakhus, Copenhagen .

Please see attached “Invitation and Programme”. The key note speakers are Connie Hedegaard, Poul Nyrup Rasmussen and Ritt Bjerregaard.

The main question to be discussed is:

To which extent can environmental policies underpin the EU goals of improving economic growth, environmental quality and employment –all at the same time?

The purpose is to inform Danish and EU policy makers on the links between environmental policies, economic growth, and job creation on the basis of theory, empirical evidence and round table discussions between leading experts and policy makers. The Green Roads to Growth Forum includes an Expert Forum on 1 March and a Policy Maker Forum on 2 March.

Expert Forum 1 March

20 International Experts will present Case Study Papers and Opponent Notes at 6 Case Study Sessions. Based on academic discussions, the Expert Forum will produce a set of Policy Recommendations, which will be presented at the Policy Maker Forum on 2 March.

Policy Maker Forum 2 March

11 high-level Policy Makers including Danish Minister for the Environment, Connie Hedegaard, members of the Danish and European Parliament, Environmental NGOs, Industry Spokesperson and 10 key experts will participate in the Policy Maker Forum. They will engage in a round table discussion on the Policy Recommendations from the Expert Forum.

Registration is possible at www.imv.dk/greengrowth .
At the web page you can also read more about Green Roads to Growth Forum.

Environmental technologies

Any technology, that either directly or indirectly improves the environment. It includes technologies for limiting pollution with the held of cleaning, more environmentally friendly products and production processes, more efficient energy and ressource management as well as technological systems that reduce the environmental impact.

Examples include e.g. technology flue gas cleaning, wind turbines, water treatment, enzymes for animal feed and washing powder, biofuel production, energy-efficient pumps and substitution of chemicals with more environmentally friendly solutions.