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Green Growth Forum: Fostering and Financing Green Innovation

25th January 2013, Dublin, Ireland

The Green Growth Forum will take place in Dublin’s Convention Centre on January 25th, 2013. This event will bring together international experts and Ireland’s leaders in green finance, technology, energy and innovation to investigate how Ireland can be a leader in the low carbon economy.

The event will feature high profile international keynote speakers who will offer global insight on the subject area and highlight examples of international best practices. There will be local experts and leaders in green finance, technology, innovation and policy taking part in mediated panel discussions, and invited delegates will be participating in question and answer sessions, in order to encourage lively and thoughtful debate on the subject areas.

Green Growth Forum

One of the confirmed keynotes for the forum is Thierry Van Landegem, the chairman of GreenTouch, a consortium of leading ICT industry stakeholders dedicated to transforming communication to significantly reduce carbon footprint. He is also an official member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council for Sustainability and has participated as an expert in the Visionary Research group initiated by the European Commission, as well as serving as a member of the Commission’s Information Society Technologies Advisory Group (ISTAG). There have also been several panellists confirmed for the event including PJ. Rudden, Project Director for the European Green Capital Award Secretariat. Other panellists will include; Paul Lynam, chief executive officer, Siemens Ireland, Paul Harris, head of Natural Resource Risk Management, Bank of Ireland Global Markets and Stephen Nolan, executive co-ordinator of Green IFSC.

The European Green Capital Award strongly encourages global community that is working towards a green economy that will create a world where environmental and social justice is at the forefront. The European Green Capital Award is helping to lead European cities to this success.

For more information on the event and on how to get involved visit http://greengrowthforum.eventbrite.com/#

For more information on the European Green Capital Award click here http://ec.europa.eu/environment/europeangreencapital/index_en.html

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