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Green Week Conference 2014

3rd- 5th June 2014, Brussels, Belgium

The Green Week Conference 2014 will take place on 3rd – 5th June 2014 at The Egg in Brussels, Belgium. The theme of this year’s conference will be Circular Economy, Resource Efficiency & Waste. The conference will focus on better waste management, and the contribution it can make in helping the EU use its resources more efficiently – as part of the broader approach of circular economy.

The Opening session will take place on 3rd June from 16:30 until 18:00. This will include the following speakers:

  • President José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission (tbc)
  • Janez Potočnik, Commissioner for the Environment, European Commission
  • Yannis Maniatis, Greek Minister for Environment, Energy & Climate Change (tbc)

The Opening session will be chaired by Karl Falkenberg, Director-General for Environment, European Commission. Together with the Green Week sessions and workshops taking place in The Egg conference centre, there will also be an exhibition with stands displaying green business solutions, NGO activities, local and regional authorities, as well as European and international bodies. The European Green Capital Award Secretariat will have a stand along with Copenhagen, the 2014 winner, in order to promote the Award and also launch the 2017 competition from Green Week.

The conference is free of charge. Participants from government, business and industry sectors, non-governmental organisations, academia and the media are encouraged to attend. Applications for a stand in the exhibition and for satellite events are open now.

To find out more about Green Week 2014 click here.

European Green Capital

A circular economy is the logical solution for a resource-constrained world. Waste production and management is one of the 12 environmental indicators assessed by the European Green Capital Award. Copenhagen European Green Capital 2014 sends less than 2% of its waste to landfill. Almost 58% of all waste is recycled and 40% is used to fuel the city’s district heating network.