Posts Tagged: Resource efficiency

Sustainable Consumption and Production

The most powerful message I took away from Green Week was the resounding call to policy makers to be ambitious! With every new environmentally-led policy proposal from the Commission – be it fuel efficiency standards in the auto-industry or more

Sustainable Consumption and Production

The most powerful message I took away from Green Week was the resounding call to policy makers to be ambitious! With every new environmentally-led policy proposal from the Commission – be it fuel efficiency standards in the auto-industry or more

De-coupling and the Rebound Effect

This post looks at two more of the themes that this year’s Green Week explored; decoupling growth from resource use and the rebound effect, when efficiency increases are offset by consequent increases in consumption. De-coupling The United Nations Environment Programme’s

De-coupling and the Rebound Effect

This post looks at two more of the themes that this year’s Green Week explored; decoupling growth from resource use and the rebound effect, when efficiency increases are offset by consequent increases in consumption. De-coupling The United Nations Environment Programme’s

Beyond GDP? and Interdisciplinary Approaches

This post looks at two recurring themes that came up at Green Week – the inadequacy of the GDP paradigm, and the importance of interdisciplinary approaches in addressing resource and environmental concerns. Beyond GDP? Jo Leinen, Chair of the European

Beyond GDP? and Interdisciplinary Approaches

This post looks at two recurring themes that came up at Green Week – the inadequacy of the GDP paradigm, and the importance of interdisciplinary approaches in addressing resource and environmental concerns. Beyond GDP? Jo Leinen, Chair of the European

The Chronicles of Green Week

The theme of this year’s Green Week Conference, 24-27th May 2011, was “Resource efficiency – Using less, living better”. Organised by the European Commission’s Directorate General for the Environment, the conference was opened by the Environment Commissioner, Janez Potočnik, who

The Chronicles of Green Week

The theme of this year’s Green Week Conference, 24-27th May 2011, was “Resource efficiency – Using less, living better”. Organised by the European Commission’s Directorate General for the Environment, the conference was opened by the Environment Commissioner, Janez Potočnik, who

Sustainable Growth or Growth vs. Sustainabilty: Answer Our Poll and Tell Us What You Think!

The EU is a free market institution – it was set up as a common market, after all – and its policies all relate to growth. The Europe 2020 strategy is for smart, sustainable, inclusive growth. The Energy 2020 strategy

Sustainable Growth or Growth vs. Sustainabilty: Answer Our Poll and Tell Us What You Think!

The EU is a free market institution – it was set up as a common market, after all – and its policies all relate to growth. The Europe 2020 strategy is for smart, sustainable, inclusive growth. The Energy 2020 strategy