Green Week is the biggest annual conference on European environmental policy and took place from May 24th to the 27th in Brussels and around Europe. This year’s theme: “Resource Efficiency – Using less, living better”.
The conference addressed the problem of resource depletion and scarcity, as well as the challenges and opportunities presented by constraints on resources. Albemarle’s European Advocacy Departmentsustainable growth. Over the past decade, the conference has established itself as ‘the event not to miss’ for anyone involved with protecting Europe’s environment. attended this conference that aimed to encourage a shift towards a resource-efficient, low-carbon, low-waste economy to achieve
Sustainability topics ran the gamut of industries and markets. Presentations and discussions focused on phosphorous depletion (focus on agricultural/food use), green chemistry, sustainable consumption and production (SCP), as well as Green Public Procurement (GPP).
Some of the Presentations/discussion panels included:
- The future of phosphorous – an uncertain road? – A European response to the “scramble for global resources” towards more ambitious policies for sustainable consumption and production.
- Don’t waste waste: new business ideas for the ‘circular economy’ – Finding a conversion for bi-products and waste.
- Green Public Procurement – State of Play & Future Prospects – Building the future: competitiveness & sustainable construction.
If you missed the event and want to learn more about Europe’s sustainability progress, visit the Green Week 2011 site.