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4 June 2014

Resource Efficiency – Worth investing in?

On 3 June CEEweb organised a side event on resource efficiency in the framework of the 2014 edition of Green Week, the biggest annual conference on European environment policy. The event held in Budapest, Európa Pont brought together experts from different sectors (European Union, businesses, NGOs, governmental representatives, scientific institutions) to address the resource challenges we face and share and showcase good practices. The workshop was opened by Tamás Szűcs, Head of the European Commission Representation in Hungary and Veronika Kiss, CEEweb for Biodiversity and was attended by 53 people.

Agenda

Presentations:

Kenty Richardson
Regional Environmental Center
State of play and trends in European resource use
Anders Nordheim
UNEP Financial Iniciative
Investing in nature – The Natural Capital Declaration
Ágnes Zólyomi
CEEweb for Biodiversity
The Natural Capital Financial Facility – supporting natural solutions
Katalin Urbán
Grundfos
The business case for resource efficiency – innovative examples for absolute resource use reduction
Scott Abrams
Greenwill
Corporate benefits of resource efficiency from the consumer perspective
Veronika Kiss
CEEweb for Biodiversity
Gaining profit while conserving nature – enhancing multi-actor engagement

The guideline of CEEweb on this issue

Mónika Hackl
MAVIR
Compensating company’s impact on nature – supporting nesting birds in Hungary

Report on the welcome speeches as well as on the Quastion&Answer sessions can be found here.

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The event was generously supported by the European Commission.
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