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The 16th European Forum on Eco-innovation

7th – 8th April 2014 Hannover, Germany

The 16th European Forum on Eco-innovation will take place on 7th – 8th April 2014 in Hannover, Germany. The Forum will examine the enabling factors and challenges of transitioning to a circular economy model in an urban context. The event will provide a platform for showcasing eco-innovations that can facilitate the move to a circular economy and support cities in meeting the new targets for municipal waste treatment.

The Forum will feature key-note speakers Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for the Environment and Stuart Whitman, of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

The Forum is open to a wide range of audiences, including participants from business, finance and research sectors, as well as other relevant stakeholders, actively involved in eco-innovation and environmental technologies.

This event will take place during the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology, Hannover Messe, and will be linked to the Metropolitan Solutions and IndustrialGreenTec fairs. It will include free access to the Hannover Messe.

This forum is jointly organised by DG Environment and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety.

To find out more about this event click here

European Green Capital

In order for cities to create a future for its citizens, sustainable employment is vital and this is often achieved through eco-innovation. Many cities are fostering an ethos of eco-innovation via clean technological initiatives. Dublin applied for the 2015 European Green Capital Award and illustrated its efforts in showcasing what cities can do in terms of eco-innovation and sustainable employment by creating the Green IFSC (International Financial Services Centre), a green finance initiative supported by Dublin City Council that aims at positioning the city’s financial services department as a global hub for green finance.

For more information on the European Green Capital Award click here.

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