Policy Platform, March 20-21, 2013 in Brussels:
“Exploring resource policy challenges in Europe”
How can the EU shift onto a pathway of declining resource use and environmental impact within a thriving economy? More than 40 high-level representatives from EU and national policy, academia, business and civil society got together during the 1st DYNAMIX Policy Platform to discuss this question.
The 1.5 day event, held in Brussel on 20 and 21 March 2013, featured several participatory break-out sessions that 1) addressed issues of drivers underlying inefficiencies in resource use, 2) provided detailed insights into existing resource policies on EU and national level, 3) discussed which knowledge policy-makers would need for powerful resource policies and 4) outlined how progress towards absolute decoupling could be assessed. A panel discussion on “How can we move forward in resource efficiency policy in Europe?”, featuring Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy (Member of European Parliament), Carina Vopel (European Commission), Paul Ekins (University College London), Ariadna Rodrigo (Friends of the Earth Europe) and Bernard Lanfranchi (Veolia Environnement) concluded the event.
The upper photo shows the participants of the 1st DYNAMIX Policy Platform, 20/21 March 2013, Brussels (photo taken by Andreas Endl, RIMAS).
The lower photo shows the panelists of the 1st DYNAMIX Policy Platform, 20/21 March 2013, Brussels (photo taken by Andreas Endl, RIMAS)
From left to right: Martin Hirschnitz-Garbers (Ecologic Institute), Bernard Lanfranchi (Veolia Environnement), Ariadna Rodrigo (Friends of the Earth Europe), Paul Ekins (University College London), Carina Vopel (European Commission), Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy (Member of European Parliament), Gerald Berger (Vienna University of Economics/RIMAS)
The 2nd DYNAMIX policy platform will be held in the autumn of 2013 in Brussels.
The agenda, the PDF files of the presentations given during the event and the final report can be downloaded below.