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September 2014

04/09/2014: “The growth path we are following is not the right one”

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, Meeting with the Environment Committee of the European Parliament, Brussels

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Avgusta 2014

26/08/2014: Presentation at the 14th Congress of European Association of Agricultural Economists in Ljubljana

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Julij 2014

02/07/2014: Speaking points by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik on Circular Economy

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Junij 2014

25/06/2014: "Green capitals – spreading the green message"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, European Green Capital Award ceremony, Copenhagen.

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19/06/2014: 'They ain't making it any more': managing our land sustainably'

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, Conference 'Land as a resource', Brussels.

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14/06/2014: "ZOTKINI TALENTI"

Govor na prireditvi “ZOTKINI TALENTI”, slovesni razglasitvi rezultatov državnih tekmovanj iz znanja in srečanj v organizaciji Zveze za tehnično kulturo Slovenije (ZOTKS).

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10/06/2014: "Learning to live with the wolf"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, Launch of EU Platform on co-existence between people and large carnivores, Brussels.

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06/06/2014: "Changing mindsets"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, Green Week Closing Speech, Brussels.

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04/06/2014: "Virtuous Circles"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, Opening session of Green Week 2014, Brussels.

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03/06/2014: “Potrebujemo novo revolucijo”

Govor na dogodku “Nov pristop do okoljevarstva”, Bruselj.

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Maj 2014

26/05/2014: "Fewer forests in our cars"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, Conference on the challenges of deforestation and forest degradation in the context of climate change, development and biodiversity loss, Brussels.

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22/05/2014: "From reliable, high-quality information on ecosystems and their services to better protection of biodiversity"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, High-Level Conference on Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and their Services (MAES), Brussels.

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09/05/2014: "Slovenija v EU – deset let po vstopu"

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April 2014

10/04/2014: "Our fight against wildlife trafficking"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, Expert Conference on the EU Approach against Wildilfe Trafficking, Brussels

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08/04/2014: "Our role models and their outstanding environmental contribution"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, Opening the EMAS Award Ceremony, Hannover

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07/04/2014: "Role of the EU Industry to lead the green economy"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, Opening of the Industrial GreenTec Fair, Hannover

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07/04/2014: "Eco-innovation and Circular Economy"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, Opening of 16th European Forum on Eco-Innovation, Hannover

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03/04/2014: Video nagovor na posvetu »Zelena Slovenija, učinkovita z viri« v okviru sejma GREEN, 1. Mednarodnega sejma trajnostnih tehnologij in zelenega življenjskega sloga, Gornja Radgona

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Marec 2014

21/03/2014: Speech at the ACER (Catalan Association of Research Institutions)

Prize Award Ceremony, Barcelona

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20/03/2014: "The role of forests in tomorrow's world"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, Economist Group's second annual World Forests Summit, Stockholm

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06/03/2014: "Working together for a better future and quality of our lives, within the limits of our planet"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, Panel discussion on the 7th EAP (Environment Action Programme), Berlin

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03/03/2014: "Together we can save our seas"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, Opening address to ‘HOPE’ (Healthy Oceans – Productive Ecosystems) marine conference, Brussels

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Februar 2014

14/02/2014: Predstavitev Delovnega programa Evropske komisije za leto 2014 in pregled dela in dosežkov mandata

Govor Janeza Potočnika, EU komisarja zadolženega za okolje, v Državnem zboru Republike Slovenije (Ljubljana, Slovenija)

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13/02/2014: A New Global Partnership: European Civil Society Positions on the Post-2015 Framework

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik at the Conference on the Post-2015 Framework (EESC, Brussels)

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December 2013

12/12/2013: "The Nature of Italy: Biodiversity and Protected Areas: the Green Economy for restarting the Country"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, (University "Sapienza"), Rome

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10/12/2013: "Clean air for all - all for clean air"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, Closing Conference on the European Year of Air (Council of Europe), Strasbourg

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03/12/2013: "Environmental challenges need both global and local solutions"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, Video message for the Sustainability Days Oresund event (Malmö, Sweden)

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02/12/2013: "Why protect nature?"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, Dinaric Arc Conference, Montenegro

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November 2013

27/11/2013: "Okolje in človekove pravice III: Odgovornost države za sanacijo onesnaženega okolja"

Govor komisarja za okolje Janeza Potočnika na posvetu organizaciji Varuha človekovih pravic Republike Slovenije v sodelovanju z Državnim svetom Republike Slovenije

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22/11/2013: "Water: the need for innovation is urgent"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, Closing remarks at the 1st Annual Conference of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Water, Strasbourg

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25/11/2013: "Gospodarna raba virov kot pogoj za konkurenčnost gospodarstva"

Govor na Okoljskem srečanju 2013: Energija in voda – kombinacija za zagon slovenskega gospodarstva v organizaciji Poslovne akademije časnika Finance, Ljubljana

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07/11/2013: "We need a revolution"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, WRAP annual conference 2013 - Vision 2020: the path to a circular economy, London

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05/11/2013: "Are we moving to a resource efficient future"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, Friends of the Earth (FoE) Europe Conference, Brussels

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05/11/2013: "The Benefits of Green Infrastructure"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, EESC-CoR Conference on Green Infrastructure

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05/11/2013: "Why do we need Ecolabels"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN) Conference

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Oktober 2013

25/10/2013: "The future European economy"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, 3rd International Economic Forum (IWF) – Resource Efficiency, Baden-Baden

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21/10/2013: "A European Strategy for Shale"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, FT Global Shale Energy Summit - "The Global Shale Revolution: Framing the Opportunities and the Risks", London

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18/10/2013: "The world won’t wait for elections"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, European Environment Bureau’s Annual Conference

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15/10/2013: "If you think the economy is more important than the environment, try holding your breath while counting your money"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, Launch of the EEA's Report on Air Quality 2013

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09/10/2013: "Investing in nature is investing in our future"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, Video message for the 10th World Wilderness Congress, Salamanca

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02/10/2013: "Valuing Scotland’s resources: priorities for today and for a sustainable future"

Video message at Scottish Resources Conference, Scotland

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September 2013

30/09/2013: "Opting in for Innovation, on our road towards Resource Efficiency"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, 5th European Innovation Summit, Brussels

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30/09/2013: Plastic: "let’s keep the Fantastic and get rid of the Drastic"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, Conference on "The role of plastic waste in a circular economy"

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13/09/2013: "Protecting our rivers is a sound economic and environmental investment"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, European river restoration conference, Vienna

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Julij 2013

18/07/2013: "The frog does not drink up the pond in which it lives"

Roundtable with EUCCC on Green Business Opportunities in China, Bejing

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Junij 2013

28/06/2013: Govor na podelitvi Preglovih nagrad in odprtju Preglovega raziskovalnega centra

Kemijski inštitut, Ljubljana

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25/06/2013: "Moving towards a resource efficient, green economy in the Danube Region"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, WWF Conference, Sofia

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20/06/2013: "New Environmentalism"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, Scottish Parliament - Committee on Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment, Edinburgh

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14/06/2013: "The importance of green cities"

Speech, European Green Capital Award 2015 – workshop Nantes

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07/06/2013: "Only one air"

Closing remarks at Green Week 2013, Brussels

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04/06/2013: "Cleaner Air for All: Policies for Europe and beyond"

Opening of the Green Week 2013, Brussels

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Maj 2013

27/05/2013: Speech: "Environment or Economy: Can we have both?"

Environment Public discussion at the Hay Festival (Hay-on-Wye, UK)

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24/05/2013: Speech: "Developing innovative solutions to our water challenges"

3rd meeting of the Steering Group of the European Innovation Partnership on Water, Brussels

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16/05/2013: Speech: "The importance of a holistic approach to key resources"

Thematic Debate 'Sustainable development and climate change: practical solutions in the Energy-Water nexus', UN, New-York

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14/05/2013: Speech: "Shale gas in Europe - being consistent with a low carbon economy, managing health and environmental risks"

European Economic Congress in Katowice/Poland

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April 2013

23/04/2013: Speech: "Towards Green Growth: Seizing Business Opportunities"

Green Economy Forum (Dublin Chamber of Commerce)

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17/04/2013: Speech: "The only way forward is a sustainable economy"

Debate on Green Economy (at the Graduate Institute Geneva), Geneva

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17/04/2013: Speech: "Cities will define our future"

7th European conference on sustainable cities & towns, Geneva

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12/04/2013: Speech: "Let's Free our Oceans from this Plague"

International Conference on Prevention and Management of Marine Litter in European Seas, Berlin

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04/04/2013: Speech: "A throw away economy cannot be competitive"

UNEP meeting "Towards a Sustainable Economic Paradigm: from Labour to Resource Productivity", Paris

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04/04/2013: Speech: "The private sector and the environment need each other"

Annual conference of the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (OECD), Paris

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03/04/2013: Speech: "Environmental priorities"

Hearing with the Committee for European Affairs and the Committee for Sustainable Development (Assemblée Nationale), Paris

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03/04/2013: Speech: "Getting the future we really want will depend on each one of us"

Debate organised by "Ecolo Ethik, de l'Ecole des Affaires Internationales des Sciences Po", Paris

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Marec 2013

25/03/2013: "Voda kot priložnost za trajnostni razvoj in mednarodno sodelovanje Slovenije"

Govor na posvetu v organizaciji Ministrstva za zunanje zadeve RS, Ljubljana

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19/03/2013: Speech: "Raw Materials: Not just about economics but physics!"

3rd Annual European Raw Materials Conference, Brussels

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19/03/2013: Speech: "Waste is not a problem – it is an opportunity"

Seminar on improving implementation of the waste legislation in selected Member States - Brussels

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18/03/2013: Speech: "Let's Clean up Europe!"

Launch of new European litter prevention network - Brussels, 18 March 2013.

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07/03/2013: "Sustainable use of phosphorus"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, 1st European Sustainable Phosphorus Conference - opening of the second day of the conference, Brussels

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07/03/2013: "Making waste a resource and moving towards a truly circular economy"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, "Zero Waste Europe" Conference (at the European Parliament), Brussels

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06/03/2013: Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik

Moving in the right direction – cleaner transport for improved health and sustainable economic growth, European Mobility Week Award Ceremony, Brussels

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06/03/2013: Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik

Forum for the future of agriculture - session: sustainable intensification and resource efficiency, Brussels

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Februar 2013

19/02/2013: "Towards universal prosperity and well-being within our planetary boundaries"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, Ministerial roundtable discussion on "Environmental challenges within sustainable development and the UNEP's contribution to Sustainable Development Goals, Promoting sustainable consumption and production", at the 27th Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme / Nairobi, Kenya

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Januar 2013

18/12/2012: "Clean Air Everywhere: Blowing the winds of change into European air policy"

Speech at the EEB Conference, Brussels

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December 2012

18/12/2012: Speech - "Giving the World a Sustainable Future"

Speech at the Brussels Sustainable Development Summit, Brussels, 18 December 2012

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10/12/2012: "The Imperative for, and Progress towards an Inclusive Green Economy"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, A.I.S.E 60th Anniversary - Panel Discussion: How ambitious must we be and how do we ensure the whole sector moves? - Brussels

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05/12/2012: "Developing energy grids which are economically profitable, socially accepted and environmentally sound"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, 2nd European Grid Conference: Towards socially accepted and environmentally sound grids - Practical experiences across Europe, Brussels

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04/12/2012: 'Living well, within the limits of the planet'

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, High level IEEP (Institute for European Environment Policy) conference on the future of EU environmental policy, Brussels

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November 2012

29/11/2012: Opening speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik

Green Capital Handover Ceremony.

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26/11/2012: "Water: we need something better, something more and something new"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, EU Water Blueprint Conference/Nicosia

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23/11/2012: "The fish cannot go to Court"

The environment is a public good that must be supported by a public voice, Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, Seminar on Access to Justice and Organisation of Jurisdictions in Environment Litigation by the Association of the Councils of State and Supreme Administrative Jurisdictions of the European Union (ACA-Europe) / Brussels

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19/11/2012: "Green growth for Ireland and Europe"

Keynote speech at the Irish Institute for International and European Affairs / Dublin

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16/11/2012: "Following up on Rio+20 – Delivering on land degradation"

Conference "Land and soil degradation – post Rio+20", Brussels

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13/11/2012: "Planet, people and profits: How to deliver a sustainable exit from the crisis"

Keynote speech at the European Resource Efficiency Forum "Vision 2020 – the role of resource efficiency for Europe's future"

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Oktober 2012

23/10/2012: "Investing in nature protection is investing in our own future"

Speech by Commissioner for Environment Investing in nature protection is investing in our own future Celebrating the 20 Years' anniversary of the Habitats Directive, Natura 2000 and the LIFE Regulation - EUROPARC annual Conference Genk, 22 October 2012

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11/10/2012: "Environment and transport policies must go hand in hand"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, Congress of European Advisory Council on Transport and Environment, Rotterdam

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9/10/2012: "Achieving a sustainable economy"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, BusinessEurope Advisory and Support Group CEO Event, Brussels

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9/10/2012: "No place for food waste in a world where people are hungry"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, Retail Forum for Sustainability 2012 Annual Event: The Green Economy in the current economic situation "How does it influence consumers' and retailers' behaviours?", Brussels

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9/10/2012: "Ending the abuse of marine environment"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, Fisheries (PECH) Committee meeting (European Parliament), Brussels

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01/10/2012: "The success or failure of Rio will depend on us and be decided in the years to come"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, European Environmental Bureau's Annual Conference, Brussels

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September 2012

28/09/2012: "Chemical Industry: From Suspect to Sustainable"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, Global Chemical Industry European Convention CEFIC and ICCA (International Council of Chemical Associations), London

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25/09/2012: "20 years on – The importance of EU nature protection"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, "Three for the Tree – Investing in Natura 2000 for future prosperity and well-being" - event organized by WWF European Policy Office, EEB (European Environmental Bureau), EUROPARC, IUCN Regional Office for Europe, Brussels

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25/09/2012: "Protecting our natural capital and biodiversity must play a central role in our economic strategy"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, European Network of Heads of Nature Conservation Agencies (ENCA), 11th Plenary Session, Brussels

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25/09/2012: "The Environmental Challenges facing us"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, Regional Environmental Network for Accession (RENA) meeting, Brussels

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24/09/2012: "To invest in clean air means to invest in our future"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, Launch of EEA's "Air Quality in Europe" – 2012 report, Brussels

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21/09/2012: "Any Future for the Plastic Industry in Europe?"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, PolyTalk 2012, A major plastics industry summit "Plastics – An Intriguing Love Story?", Wiesbaden

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18/09/2012: "Moving in the right direction"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, Official launch of Mobility Week 2012, Brussels

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07/09/2012: "The need for dialogue on hunting and conservation"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, Celebration of the 35th anniversary of FACE (Federation of Associations for Hunting and Conservation of the EU, Brussels

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02/09/2012: "The global challenges we face and the choices we must make"

Speech by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, Panel discussion: Europe and the Reshaped Global Order - Bled Strategic Forum (Slovenia), Bled

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Julij 2012

20/07/2012: Govor na slovesnosti ob 20. obletnici Direktive o habitatih, Nature 2000 in Uredbe LIFE

Kozjanski Park, Grad Podsreda, Slovenija

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11/07/2012: Rio+20: Outcome and follow-up

Thematic debate on the outcome of Rio+20 at the 482nd Plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee, Brussels.

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05/07/2012: Statement on the outcome of Rio+20

Debate in the European Parliament, Strasbourg.

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Junij 2012

29/06/2012: "European Green Capital Award 2014"

Speech by Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK, European Green Capital Award Ceremony, Vitoria-Gasteiz

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29/06/2012: "European Green Capital Award 2014"

Speech by Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK, workshop Palacio Villa Suso / Vitoria, Gasteiz (Spain)

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28/06/2012: "Europe's Industrial Future – Internal and External Challenges"

Speech by Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK, European Steel Day, The Square / Brussels

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26/06/2012: "A breath of fresh AIR: Regional approach to future Air Quality Policy"

Speech by Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK, European Parliament / Brussels

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21/06/2012: "The way forward in implementing the expected outcomes of the conference"

Roundtable of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio de Janeiro

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21/06/2012: "Our natural capital is endangered"

Speech by Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK:, Launch by the world bank of initiative on natural capital accounting in the context of the ongoing Rio +20 conference / Rio de Janeiro.

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13/06/2012: "The green economy – our survival strategy"

Address to the media ahead of the upcoming Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Brussels

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05/06/2012: "How can we do more with less"

Speech by Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK, Launch of high-level panel on Resource Efficiency, Brussels

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01/06/2012: "Growth will only come if we change our behaviour"

Speech by Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK, House of Representatives of the Republic of Cyprus, Cyprus

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Maj 2012

25/05/2012: "Every drop counts!"

Speech by Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK, Closing session of the European Green Week 2012, Brussels

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21/05/2012: "20 years of protecting nature in Europe"

Speech by Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK, Celebrating the 20 Years' anniversary of the Habitats Directive, Natura 2000 and the LIFE Regulation, Denmark

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15/05/2012: "Unlocking the potential of Europe's forests – The path towards green growth"

Speech by Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK, ThinkForest high-level seminar towards a green bio-economy, Brussels

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10/05/2012: "Addressing soil contamination, land take and soil sealing: good for the environment, good for the economy"

Speech by Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK, Conference on Soil remediation and soil sealing, Brussels, 10 May 2012

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07/05/2012: "Rio+20: Oceans, land, water, fisheries"

Speech by Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK, Sessions on Rio +20 during the Informal Ministerial Roundtable on Climate Change, Brussels, 7-8 May 2012

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April 2012

24/04/2012: "The economy and the environment are deeply interlinked"

Speech by Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK, Conference of Parliamentary Committees for Union Affairs of Parliaments of the European Union, Copenhagen

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13/04/2012: Govor ob otvoritvi polnilnega mesta za električne avtomobile v Kamniku

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11/04/2012: "Rio+20 – Building on the pillars of life, development and poverty eradication"

Speech by Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK, Meeting of the Committee of Infrastructure and Environment of the Dutch Parliament, The Hague

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Marec 2012

30/03/2012: "Resource efficiency is not a choice, it is inevitable"

Speech by Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK, OECD Ministerial Meeting of the Environment Policy Committee, Brussels

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27/03/2012: "How agricultural and environmental interests meet together in the future CAP"

Speech by Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK, 5th Forum for Agriculture, Brussels

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22/03/2012: "Results of the Eurobarometer on Water – what are Europeans' expectations?"

Speech by Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK, Water Intergroup meeting (European Parliament), Brussels

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16/03/2012: "Rio+20 - Making sure the future we want is the future we get"

Speech by Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK, Workshop on Rio+20 high level conference – debate on green economy, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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13/03/2012: "Water democracy at work"

Speech by Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK, Ministerial conference (at the World Water Forum), Marseilles, France

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13/03/2012: "Achieving good ecological status of EU water bodies by 2015"

Speech by Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK, Thematic session on the Water Framework Directive (at the World Water Forum), Marseilles, France

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02/03/2012: "Making sure the future we want is the future we get"

Speech by Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK, 12th Special Session of the Governing Council / Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC/GMEF), Nairobi

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Februar 2012

08/02/2012: "Sustainable Consumption and Production as a Vehicle for Green Growth"

Speech by Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK, Seminar on the results of SWITCH-Asia and its applicability to other regions in the world, Brussels.

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Januar 2012

07/02/2012: "Go sustainable, be responsible!"

Speech by Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK, European civil society on the road to Rio+20, Conference at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Brussels

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November 2011

12/12/2011: "Resource efficiency is not a choice, it is inevitable"

Speech by Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK, Roundtable in the UK Parliament, London.

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12/12/2011: "Without public action, some resources will never have a price nor a market"

Speech by Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK, Conference of Confederation of British Industry and the Green Alliance London.

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06/12/2011: "Resource efficiency is also a business opportunity"

Speech by Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK, Meeting with the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium, Brussels.

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November 2011

15/12/2011: "EU objectives for Rio+20"

Speech by Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK, Committee of Regions Plenary session, Brussels.

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15/12/2011: "The city where green is capital"

Speech by Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK, The European Green Capitals Handover Ceremony - from Hamburg (EGC 2011) to Vitoria-Gasteiz (EGC 2012), Brussels.

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29/11/2011: "Real power lies at the local level"

Speech by Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK, Covenant of Mayors Ceremony - Restoring faith in Europe's future through local sustainable energy, Brussels.

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25/11/2011: Govor na slovesnosti ob 25. obletnici vpisa Škocjanskih jam na seznam UNESCO, Divača

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24/11/2011: "Saving water to save our future"

Speech by Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK, European Water Stewardship Launch, Brussels.

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22/11/2011: "Introductory remarks to petitions committee"

Speech by Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK, Petitions committee meeting (European Parliament), Brussels

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21/11/2011: "Introductory remarks to environment committee"

Speech by Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK, Environment committee meeting (European Parliament), Brussels

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10/11/2011: "Enabling consumers to make sustainable choices"

Speech by Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK, Retail Forum for Sustainability 2011 Annual Event, Brussels

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08/11/2011: "Our economies must change Responsible or irresponsible? Europe's resource use and its impacts"

Speech by Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK, Friends of the Earth Europe Conference, Brussels

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08/11/2011: "It's time to stop wasting food"

Speech by Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK, Conference "combating food waste in the EU", Brussels

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Oktober 2011

17/10/2011: "Stay awake when you buy buy baby"

Speech by Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK, Generation Awake Summit, Warsaw

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11/10/2011: "An economy that does not leave the Earth behind"

Speech by Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK, WWF conference "Resources Unlimited? Moving to a resource-efficient economy", Brussels

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05/10/2011: "If we want things to stay the same, things will have to change"

Speech by Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK, European Voice Innovation Forum, Brussels

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03/10/2011: "Rio+20 must succeed and Europe will play its part"

Speech by Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK, Inaugural Session of the Ministerial Dialogue on Green Economy and Inclusive Growth, New Delhi

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September 2011

29/09/2011: "Sustainability as a means to Europe's Future Competitiveness"

Speech by Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK, International Conference on "Green Markets - World of Sustainable Products", Berlin

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26/09/2011: "Strengthening the role of civil society in the accession process"

Speech by Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK, 3rd Annual Meeting of the NGOs Environment Forum, Brussels

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23/09/2011: The 2012 UN conference on sustainable development (Rio+20): preparatory work by the European Union European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

Speech by Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK, Plenary Debate Brussels, 22 September 2011

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23/09/2011: "REACH: we are succeeding"

Speech by Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK, REACH Conference Brussels, 23 September 2011

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19/09/2011: "Resource challenges for Europe"

Speech by Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK, Second World Resources Forum Davos, 19 September 2011

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12/09/2011: "We need to transform our economies"

Speech by Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK, Opening ceremony of the ICLEI European Convention - Cities in Europe 2020, Brussels

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07/09/2011: "Sharing good ideas and practices is vital if we want our cities to change for the better"

Speech by Commissioner Janez POTOČNIK, Official opening of the "Train of Ideas – Visions for Future Cities" in Brussels

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Julij 2011

22/07/2011: Speech by Janez Potočnik: "On the Road Again" – But with a new Roadmap

Informal Competitiveness Council Sopot, Poland, 22 July 2011

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Junij 2011

15/06/2011: Speech by Janez Potočnik: "Achieving our objectives by effective implementation"

Stakeholder Conference on the Communication on Implementation, Brussels

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10/06/2011: Speech by Janez Potočnik: "Resource Efficiency: societal challenge and societal opportunity"

Conference on the Common Strategic Framework for Research & Innovation, Brussels

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08/06/2011: Speech by Janez Potočnik: "One World – Europe's stance on sustainability and global advancement"

Global Do-It-Yourself Summit by the European DIY Retail Association (EDRA), Brussels

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01/06/2011: Speech by Janez Potočnik: "Improving air quality – how shipping can help"

Maritime Stakeholder event "Clean air at sea – promoting solutions for sustainable and competitive shipping", Brussels

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Maj 2011

27/05/2011: Speech by Janez Potočnik: "Resource efficiency – the next revolution"

Closing address at Green Week 2011, Brussels

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24/05/2011: Speech by Janez Potočnik: "Resource efficiency – Using less, living better"

Opening address at Green Week 2011, Brussels

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19/05/2011: Speech by Janez Potočnik: "Reaching for resource efficiency and innovation in the chemicals sector"

Chemicals Forum, Helsinki

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11/05/2011: Speech by Janez Potočnik: "No sustainable development without better governance and a green economy"

EU High level side event at CSD-19, "Leveraging financial resources for the green economy", New York

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11/05/2011: Speech by Janez Potočnik: "Towards a global transition to a green economy"

Keynote speech at the official opening of the Commission on Sustainable Development -19 Ministerial Segment, New York

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06/05/2011: Speech by Janez Potočnik: "Industrial disasters can be prevented by better implementation of EU law"

Budapest, Civic Seminar in the Shadow of Industrial Catastrophe

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April 2011

29/04/2011: Speech by Janez Potočnik: "How conservation might evolve over the next 50 years"

WWF's 50th Anniversary, Zürich

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15/04/2011: Speech by Janez Potočnik: "Our cities can combine economic growth and environmental protection"

Opening of the "Train of Ideas – Visions for Future Cities", Altona, Train station, Hamburg

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08/04/2011: "Using democracy to safeguard the environment"

General assembly of the 66th International Session of the European Youth Parliament in Greece, Athens.

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08/04/2011: "Let's keep the Mediterranean litter-free"

Joint plastic MED event with Commissioner Damanaki on the protection of the Mediterranean Sea, Athens.

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07/04/2011: "Now is not the time to put the environment in the back seat"

Special Standing Committee on European Affairs and Special Permanent Committee on Environmental Protection, Athens.

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Marec 2011

31/03/2011: Speech by Janez Potočnik: "Towards policies for resource efficiency"

Belgian Federal Council for Sustainable Development, Brussels

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29/03/2011: Speech by Janez Potočnik: "What kind of growth for Europe?"

Parliamentary hearing with European and Environment Committees of the Chamber of Deputies and the Italian Senate, Rome

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25/03/2011: Speech by Janez Potočnik: "Future of European Waters"

European waters Conference, Gödöllő (Budapest)

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22/03/2011: Speech by Janez Potočnik: Towards making 2013 a "Year of Air"

EP evening event "Air quality in European Cities" (organised by EEB and German member BUND), Brussels

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18/03/2011: Speech by Janez Potočnik: "Today's urban Europe deserves the right facilities to clean up waste water"

Inauguration of a waste water treatment facility in Brumagne Namur, Belgium

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15/03/2011: Speech by Janez Potočnik: "The future CAP must be green"

The 4th Forum of the Future of Agriculture, Brussels

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10/03/2011: Speech by Janez Potočnik: Measuring green growth and natural capital - the importance of statistics in environment policy

Plenary session of the Eurostat Conference, Brussels

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03/03/2011: Izjava ob otvoritvi Agencije za sodelovanje energetskih regulatorjev

Z velikim veseljem pozdravljam otvoritev prve evropske agencije s sedežem v Sloveniji, ki tako postaja osrednje mesto za oblikovanje energetskega notranjega trga v Evropi. Brez dvoma bo to prispevalo k večji razpoznavnosti naše države na evropskem zemljevidu.
Preskrba in učinkovito upravljanje z energijo je eden ključnih izzivov tako za Evropsko unijo kot tudi za svet v celoti. Odgovori na vprašanja načina pridobivanja, razdeljevanja in shranjevanja energije pomembno vplivajo na kvaliteto našega življenja in okolja. So ključni za našo prihodnost.
Agenciji za sodelovanje energetskih regulatorjev želim uspešno in plodno delo.

Februar 2011

22/02/2011: Speech by Janez Potočnik: "Towards the Green Economy"

26th UNEP Governing Council – Global Ministerial Environment Forum, Nairobi (Kenya)

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08/02/2011: Speech by Commissioner Janez Potočnik: "A more efficient clean up of the ship recycling industry"

Launch of the photo exhibition "Broken" organised by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, Brussels

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Januar 2011

31/01/2011: Speech by Commissioner Janez Potočnik: "Why cohesion and environment policy are natural partners"

Fifth Cohesion Forum, Workshop on "Sustainable Growth", Brussels

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26/01/2011: Towards a more resource efficient Europe

Launch by Commissioner Potocnik of the Commission Flagship initiative of the Europe 2020 Strategy: "A resource-efficient Europe", Brussels.

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19/01/2011: Don't waste waste! Visit to UMICORE precious metal recycling plant and INDAVER sorting plant, Hoboken & Willebroeck, Belgium

First I'd like to say thanks to Marc and Ronnie for letting us use their facilities today and for all of their help in making today's event happen. And thanks to UMICORE for helping me get rid of my old mobile phone!
It is not by chance that we chose to bring everyone here. The work that you do here shows us all how we can start looking at waste differently.
There is a division in Europe today; a division between those who see waste as a problem and those who see it as a resource.

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November 2010

30/11/2010: The State of the European Environment Launch of the State of the European Environment Report 2010 by the European Environment Agency European Parliament, Brussels

First, I would like to thank Jackie McGlade and her team at the European Environment Agency for the report. 'The European Environment – State and Outlook 2010' is an extensive and invaluable piece of work.
When I look at the report – and don't worry I won't be trying match Jackie's encyclopaedic knowledge of it – I can see the positives, those more mixed results and of course those areas where there is still much for us to do.
I can see where it is coming from – and I see it in the context of the wider environment 'story'.

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30/11/2010: A European Vision for the Oceans and Seas, European Marine Equipment Council (EMEC), Place Atomium, Brussels

I'm delighted to have been given the chance to come and talk to you tonight and for the chance to dust down my evening suit!
Seriously though, EMEC is an impressive organisation, fronting a heavyweight industry of nearly 300,000 people, with nearly half a million more employed indirectly in the sector.
Shipping and ships are big, big business. And EMEC makes waves…
…the right kind of waves.

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29/11/2010: Towards resource efficient growth – the role of manufacturing European Forum for Manufacturing Roundtable European Parliament, Brussels

The Importance of manufacturing
One out of four jobs in the private sector in the European Union is in manufacturing. Together – manufacturing, and its associated industries and business services – account for more than a third (37 %) of our GDP. The sector accounts for three-quarters of our exports. These figures speak for themselves: manufacturing is an essential part of Europe's economy. It is often said – but still true – that it is the "engine of growth".

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26/11/2010: Europe Environment Policy: what's next?, Brussels

Session 7 – Closing debate at the conference "Towards a genuine 7th Environmental Action Plan"
I would first like to thank the Belgian Presidency for their hard work over the last year. This has been a great help, both in evaluating the 6th Environmental Action Programme and in looking at the next steps.
Thank you also for providing two questions for orientation of today's debate – they are actually very interrelated.
You know I want a full and wide assessment of the 6th EAP, the future environmental challenges, and on the best ways to tackle them.
I am also in favour of a strong European environment policy. One which improves the quality of life for Europeans, but which does so in a global context.

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16/11/2010: Speech by Janez Potočnik: Towards Sustainable Fishing, Conference on the Common Fisheries Policy Reform, Brussels

Let me say thank you, Maria, for the invitation to today's event.
I know your job isn't easy. And I know you have shown a great deal of political courage and determination.
This event shows just how right you are to take the issue so seriously. This reform is a necessity. The current fisheries policy in many respects has to be improved.
But we need more than realisation when we discuss future fisheries policies – we need foresight, an open attitude and we need to speak to the people who can change things. This is why we are here – coincidentally one day before the beginning of ICCAT in Paris…our timing is really good.

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08/11/2010: Speech by Janez Potočnik: Marine litter: from shelf to shore, Workshop on marine litter, Brussels

Marine litter is a big, big problem.
The UNEP has called it a "dire, vast and growing threat".
'Growing' is the important word here. It is not only big, it is not going away either.
And of course it is not only in the Pacific Ocean. It is a problem in all our seas and oceans. We have all heard about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch which is perhaps the biggest and the most infamous. But you can find the same plastic mess in the seas bordering Europe – and on Europe's coasts.

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Oktober 2010

23/10/2010 : Statement by Janez Potočnik, Commissioner for Environment, on the waste situation in Campania, Italy

The European Commission is closely monitoring the waste management situation in Campania. It notes that the current situation is very close to the crisis which exploded in 2007, and which led the European Commission to open an infringement procedure against the Italian Republic.

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Speech at the GLOBE Europe workshop ahead of Nagoya in the Slovenian National Assembly, Ljubljana (in Slovenian)

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Green Dot 2010 – Green Economy in Action Square – Brussels Meeting Centre, Brussels

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September 2010

Janez Potočnik European Commissioner for Environment, Regional Environmental Network for Accession, SOFITEL BRUSSELS, LE LOUISE

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"Europe: Looking ahead on climate change", GREEN ALLIANCE CONFERENCE, London

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Wales Biodiversity Partnership Annual Conference Keynote speech Welsh Assembly Government Bangor University, Bangor, North Wales

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"Concepts and Conservation of Natural Capital – issues for conserving global biodiversity by 2050" Cambridge Conservation Initiative University of Cambridge, Judge Business School

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Belgian Presidency Conference: "Resource Efficient Bio-economy" Conference dinner at the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts: Knowledge Based BioEconomy towards 2020 - Turning challenges into opportunities, Brussels

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"Think European – Act Regional" FEDARENE's 20th Anniversary Keynote Speech Committee of the Regions, Brussels

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Belgian Presidency Conference: "Biodiversity in a Changing World", International Convention Centre Van Rysselberghedreef, Citadelpark, Ghent

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Avgust 2010

"The Water Challenge", Bled Strategic Forum 2010, organised by the Centre for European Perspective Bled (Slovenia), 30 August 2010

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Junij 2010

Smith School World Forum on Enterprise & the Environment, Oxford

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"Resource efficiency – good for business, good for Europe's competitiveness and good for our planet", Annual Retail Forum "Retail contribution to a sustainable EU 2020 strategy", Brussels

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Maj 2010

Cohesion Policy Contribution to a More Resource Efficient, Greener and Competitive Economy

"Speech at the Conference "Regions for Economic Change - Building Sustainable Growth", Brussels

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The marine environment is not an aquarium!

Speech at the 3rd European Maritime Day - political plenary session on "Sustainability, Science and Innovation" in Gijón, Spain.

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Speech at the European Parliament, Intergroup on Water

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Speech at the Opening of the Exhibition

Speech at the Opening of the Exhibition "Voda: naše upanje." ("Water: our hope."/ "L'Eau, notre espérance")

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Speech: Stockholm, European Green Capital 2010

Role Model for Europe Seminar on sustainable urban development (Committee of the Regions), Brussels, 4 May 2010

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April 2010

Speech

Resource efficiency as a driver for greening the economy, Conference "Enriching the Planet - Empowering Europe", The Hague

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Biodiversity and extraction industries

Speech at the European Mineral Forum Dinner Debate (at the European Parliament), Brussels

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Opening Speech

Opening Speech European Parliament ENVI Committee Annual Structured Dialogue

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Marec 2010

Speech

Speech to the ECHA Stakeholders Conference, Helsinki

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Resource efficiency as a driver for growth and jobs

Speech at the 2010 Jean Jacques Rousseau Lecture, Brussels

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Our seas are sick - can knowledge and innovation provide the cure?

Speech at the Closing session of Euromares 2010 on the occasion of the European Maritime Day, Gijón

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Can the CAP bring considerable benefits to our environment?

Speech at the 3rd Forum for the Future of Agriculture - The Economics and Politics of Food Security vs. Climate Change, Brussels

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Speech

Speech at the launch of the Black Sea Synergy Environment Partnership

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Next steps in EU environmental policy

Speech at the Committee of the Regions, Commission on Environment, Climate Change and Energy, Round table discussion, Brussels

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Where next for the EU Commission's biodiversity policy

Speech for WWF Evening Dialogue on Biodiversity, Brussels

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Februar 2010

Speaking points

Speaking points for the Press Conference on Atlantic bluefin tuna, Brussels

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Januar 2010

13/01/2010: Opening remarks

European Parliament Hearing

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