Green Business Models and Green Economy Conference

July 14th, 2014

Economic stagnation as well as climate change are two of the most pressing challenges at a global scale. Despite some positive news, a European economic recovery, especially in terms of employment, is not in sight. Even though there is progress, international climate negotiations have a hard time overcoming the gridlock of the past years. In Europe as elsewhere climate policy discussions are mainly focused on burden-sharing which leads to minimal action. To change this daunting path, there is a need to reframe the discussion on climate policy and economic policy.

Can climate policy that focuses on opportunities, trigger a new economic impulse, which has a positive impact on employment, the climate and opens up new business opportunities for firms?

Does a green economy combined with green business models and education for sustainability offer a new European vision?

This Conference offers two Workshops.
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