NetGreen: Final Conference

On October 15th CEPS organised the Final Conference of the NETGREEN EU-funded project on ‘’Accelerating the transition to a green economy in Europe: National/regional strategies and the new Sustainable Development Goals’’. The event featured two panels with experts from the European Commission’s DG Research & Innovation and Development & Cooperation, the United Nations Environment Programme, the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic and the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment in the Netherlands, among others. It included a presentation by the MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen who emphasised the need for new circular economy business models and indicators to measure the transition. The conference dealt with questions such as how successful green economy experiences can be replicated in other countries and regions and which are the main challenges associated with implementing the new Sustainable Development Goals. During the event the ‘’measuring-progress.eu’’ web tool, which aims to support stakeholders in measuring the green economy, was also presented.