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The 17th European Forum on Eco-innovation

The 17th European Forum on Eco-innovation will take place on 1st – 2nd December 2014 at the Eurexpo in Lyon, France.  The theme of this year’s Forum is ‘Transforming jobs and skills for a resource efficient, inclusive and circular economy’. The biannual European Forum aims to identify and showcase eco-innovative solutions that can facilitate the up-skilling of green jobs and the greening of the labour market.

The Forum will offer a mix of high-level plenary sessions on a number of topics including:

  • Introducing the world of work in a resource efficient, inclusive economy
  • The practical challenges and opportunities of transformation
  • Skills for the circular economy

Over 200 specialists are expected to attend the two day event representing the research, industry, policy, finance, civil society and business sectors. The event is jointly organised by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Environment and the French Ministry for the Ecology, the Sustainable Development and Energy with the support of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Rhône-Alpes. This year’s forum will be accompanied by a special event: the Ceremony of the European Business Awards for the Environment. The awards are presented to eco-innovative companies that successfully combine innovation, competitiveness and outstanding environmental performance.

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Eco-Innovation and sustainable employment is one of 12 environmental indicators assessed as part of the European Green Capital Award. Copenhagen which was awarded the title of European Green Capital 2014 is supporting massive investment in green growth and eco-innovation. The green sector is already substantial employing some 25,000 people across the Greater Copenhagen area and involving 6,000 companies.