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Eco-innovation and opportunities for the EU economy

Energy, climate change and the environment

CEPS Conference Room
Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels

Participation in both workshops is free of charge.

CEPS Event

Eco-innovation and opportunities for the EU economy


The EU Commission has placed eco-innovation at the heart of its policies to move towards a green economy. However, according to the European Environment Agency (2014), the potential for "green innovation in Europe" is only been partially realized. The NETGREEN Thematic Policy Workshop on "Eco-innovation and opportunities for the EU economy" will discuss the role of eco-innovation in fostering the green economy as well as the main challenges to be met by policy makers and businesses. The workshop will deal with questions such as which barriers hinder the adoption and diffusion of new innovations and which are the best indicators to measure progress. The event will feature a panel composed of experts from policy, research, academia, NGOs and business.

*On the same day in the context of the NETGREEN project CEPS has also organized a Thematic Policy Workshop on Maximizing resource efficiency throughout the EU economy.




Fred Steward

Professor, University of Westminster 

Speakers list
Robert Schroder

Policy Officer, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission

Bernard de Galembert

Innovation and Bioeconomy Director, Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI)

Alexander van der Vooren

Policy Researcher, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency

Stephan Lutter

Research Fellow, Institute for Ecological Economics - Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)

Michal Miedzinski

Principal Consultant, Technopolis Group

Vasileios Rizos

Researcher, CEPS

Lucas Porsch

Senior Fellow, Ecologic Institute

Adam White

Research Coordinator, WWF