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ECOPOL Conference, “Accelerating eco-innovation policies”, Athens, Oct 22-23, 2013

ECOPOL Conference, “Accelerating eco-innovation policies”

Towards new policies for better waste management and resource efficiency Athens, 22-23 October 2013

The ECOPOL conference, “Accelerating eco-innovation policies,” will focus on policy approaches and instruments boosting the uptake of eco-innovative solutions, especially in the field of waste management and resource efficiency. The conference will be also complemented with a joint session focusing on systemic eco-innovation, in cooperation with ECOINNOVERA platform, which is one of the ECOPOL partners (more information on ECOINNOVERA can be found http://www.eco-innovera.eu). The conference is organised by the public partnership ECOPOL and hosted by the Managing Authority of Attika Region. The European Commission’s Eco-innovation Action Plan (EcoAP) – the new guiding document for European eco-innovation policies – focuses not only on green technologies but also on the broader concept of eco-innovation, including actions on both demand and supply sides.One of the main challenges of reaching the EcoAP targets is to find, put into practice, and upscale efficient eco-innovation policies. This was one of the starting points of the ECOPOL partnership: how to speed up effective implementation of eco-innovation policies at the European level and what kind of policy tools and instruments most efficiently support eco-innovation? ECOPOL Conference, “Accelerating eco-innovation policies” Towards new policies for better waste management and resource efficiency Athens, 22-23 October 2013 The ECOPOL conference, “Accelerating eco-innovation policies,” will focus on policy approaches and instruments boosting the uptake of eco-innovative solutions, especially in the field of waste management and resource efficiency. The conference will be also complemented with a joint session focusing on systemic eco-innovation, in cooperation with ECOINNOVERA platform, which is one of the ECOPOL partners (more information on ECOINNOVERA can be found http://www.eco-innovera.eu). The conference is organised by the public partnership ECOPOL and hosted by the Managing Authority of Attika Region. The European Commission’s Eco-innovation Action Plan (EcoAP) – the new guiding document for European eco-innovation policies – focuses not only on green technologies but also on the broader concept of eco-innovation, including actions on both demand and supply sides.One of the main challenges of reaching the EcoAP targets is to find, put into practice, and upscale efficient eco-innovation policies. This was one of the starting points of the ECOPOL partnership: how to speed up effective implementation of eco-innovation policies at the European level and what kind of policy tools and instruments most efficiently support eco-innovation?

More info: http://www.ecopol-conference.eu/