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Green Growth, Green Jobs: Integrating Employment and Environmental Policies Across Europe

29th January 2014, Brussels, Belgium

The Green Growth, Green Jobs: Integrating Employment and Environmental Policies Across Europe Conference will take place on 29th January at the NH Hotel du Grand Sablon in Brussels. The conference will provide an opportunity for delegates to examine the future of green growth in Europe by focusing on its economic, social and financial aspects. During the conference delegates will explore how future skills-needs can be better anticipated and how the green economy can be boosted by investing in green technologies and eco-innovation.

In the EU, more than 20 million jobs are already linked to the environment and this figure is set to increase as the EU continues to commit to growing the economy while protecting natural resources. A key objective of Europe 2020, the strategy for growth and jobs, is to address the need for sustainable and inclusive growth through the promotion of a competitive and greener economy in the EU. Green jobs apply to a wide range of sectors such as construction, transport, energy supply, engineering and science.

Keynote speakers will include:

  • Rozalina Petrova, Socio-Economic Analyst, Unit for Resource Efficiency and Economic Analysis, DG Environment, European Commission
  • Madi Sharma, Group I – Employers – UK, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Philippe Adriaenssens, Advisor, International Affairs, EUROCHAMBRES
  • Bert Colijn, Labor Market Economist, The Conference Board
  • Jadwiga Zurad, Project Manager, Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production
  • Martijn Broekhof, Associate, European Climate Foundation
  • Sebastien Godinot, Economist, WWF European Policy Office

For more information on this event, please click here.

The 2014 European Green Capital Copenhagen is an excellent green growth ambassador. The city has been internationally recognised for the quality of life in the city and was chosen as the 2014 European Green Capital on the basis of twelve key sustainable development themes including nature and biodiversity, environmental management and green urban spaces.

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

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