Exhibition - Public Bodies
Generation Awake Campaign
The European Commission's 'Generation Awake' campaign aims to make people aware of the consequences their consumption patterns have on natural resources, illustrating the benefits if they choose to act differently. The current phase of the campaign focuses on the message that waste that cannot be avoided can be a valuable resource.
In this context, a contest for young designers was organised to spread the principle of ‘upcycling’ and reuse of materials among young creative people. The winning works will be hosted at Green Week inviting the visitors to reflect on how the power of creativity can be harnessed to solve environmental issues.
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Fertilizers Europe represents the majority of fertilizer producers in Europe and is recognized as the dedicated industry source of information on mineral fertilizers. The association communicates on fertilizer technology and topics relating to today’s agricultural, environmental and economic challenges.
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The United Nations in Brussels is comprised of 26 UN agencies, funds and programmes. Our staff act as a coherent team and speak with one voice in European fora in relation to policy and advocacy with the EU, as well as in more operational matters as appropriate. More specific information on the individual UN entities in Brussels can be found on our website: www.unbrussels.org
The following UN entities will be represented in the UN Stand throughout Green Week:
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the voice for the environment within the United Nations system. UNEP acts as a catalyst, advocate, educator and facilitator to promote the wise use and sustainable development of the global environment. http://www.unep.org/
UNIDO, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization has the mandate to promote and implement Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development worldwide. Its objective is to help people benefit from a higher level of industrialization through decent jobs and higher income while supporting the transition towards a “Green Industry” through cleaner production, resource efficiency and sustainable energy in the manufacturing sector. http://www.unido.org/
The United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC) works with all stake holders in Europe - the European Union institutions, governments, all segments of the civil society and of course the media. UNRIC aims to inform but also to engage Europeans in issues of global reach. https://www.unric.org/en/
The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra & City of Jyväskylä
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The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra is a public fund aimed at building a successful Finland for tomorrow. With the population of 135 000, City of Jyväskylä is the seventh largest city in Finland. Jyväskylä operates as a testbed during 2013-2015 for regional resource efficiency in a joint project with Sitra.
Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea of Italy & Regional Environment Center
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Since 2001 the Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea of Italy and the Regional Environmental Center have established a partnership promoting environmentally sustainable solutions and transferring valuable knowledge and experience to Central and Eastern European countries and beyond. Their joint action has promoted Europe-wide networks and significant environmental projects.
European Network of Ecodesign Centres
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The European Network of Ecodesign Centres (ENEC) is a network of organisations all directly linked with regional government. Our mission is to openly exchange knowledge, experience and best practice on all aspects of ecodesign to ensure more companies make ecodesign happen.
Cilento Vallo Di Diano and Alburni National Park
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Cilento, Vallo di Diano and Alburni National Park is the second protected natural area for its extension and the first one for its biodiversity in Italy. In its coastal and mountain areas, wild rivers and streams, cliffs and forests live many faunal and floristic populations with species of high natural value.
Environment Agency England: LIFE+ Projects
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The Environment Agency for England was established in 1996 to protect and improve the environment.
With support from the EU LIFE+ fund, we’ve been working with businesses and other organisations to develop tools which enable resources and environmental impacts to be managed more effectively, supporting the move towards a circular economy.
Joint Research Centre (JRC)
Stand number 23
As the Commission's in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre's provides EU policies with independent, evidence-based scientific and technical support throughout the whole policy cycle. Working in close cooperation with policy Directorates-General, the JRC addresses key societal challenges while stimulating innovation through developing new methods, tools and standards, and sharing its know-how with the Member States, the scientific community and international partners.
European Environmental Agency
Stand number 24
The European Environmental Agency (EEA) is an agency of the European Union. Our task is to provide sound, independent information on the environment. We are a major information source for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, and also the general public. The EEA has 33 member countries.
Green Growth the Nordic Way
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The Nordic Council of Ministers is the official governmental cooperation of the five Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden) plus Greeenland, Faroe Islands and Aaland Islands. A main focus of Nordic cooperation is sustainable development, including green growth and bioeconomy, from a regional perspective.
EC Policies for Circular Economy: EcoAP – EMAS – Ecolabel - ETV
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Activities followed by Unit A1 "Eco-innovation and Circular Economy", Directorate A "Green Economy":
The Eco-innovation Action Plan (EcoAP) is a set of initiatives to drive the development and uptake of innovations that benefit the environment, create growth and jobs, and relieve pressure on increasingly scarce and expensive resources. http://ec.europa.eu/environment/ecoap/index_en.htm
The EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) is a management instrument for companies and other organisations to evaluate, report, and improve their environmental performance.
The EU Ecolabel helps you identify products and services that have a reduced environmental impact throughout their life cycle. http://ec.europa.eu/environment/ecolabel/index_en.htm
The Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) is a new tool to help innovative environmental technologies reach the market by verifying that the claims made about the innovation are both credible and scientifically sound.
European Business Awards for the Environment
The European Business Awards for the Environment recognise, reward and promote companies which make an outstanding contribution to sustainable development and green innovation. The awards recognise practices, processes and products via 5 categories – visit our stand to find out about past winners and the benefits of entering your business.
VISITBRUSSELS is the communications agency for tourism in the Brussels-Capital Region; its aim is to promote and strengthen the image of the capital of 500 million Europeans. Our specific missions: Sales promotion: motivating professionals: Tour Operators, Journalists, Conference organisers. Communication: to design and produce websites, brochures, products that make people want to be in Brussels. Culture and tourism: to make known the rich heritage of the city and the pleasure of living 'Brussels style. Major events: to organise or support the major festive, cultural or sports events. Brussels cinema: to facilitate production of films in which Brussels is the decor and the star!