PRACSIS organised EUGreenWeek 30 May to 3 June 2016, Europe’s largest series of events on environment policy. In line with the Juncker Commission’s priorities of creating jobs and growth in Europe, this year’s Green Week carried the theme ‘Investing for a greener future’.
Investing is about more than money. It’s about creating jobs and taking people out of unemployment. It’s about ensuring our children breathe cleaner air on their way to school, it’s about using raw materials and resources more efficiently, it’s about preventing waste, and much more besides.
The many facets of green investment feature was throughout the week. Events and activities was take place across Europe, centred round a high-level conference in Brussels on Wednesday 1 June, with a wide variety of organisations and partners taking part.
To show how the investments of today can help a “Greener Future” become a reality, each day of the week was focus on different aspects of the theme.
Daily Report of Green Week 2016
Monday 30 May 2016: Investing for greener cities
Tuesday 31 May 2016: Investing in our countryside
Wednesday 01 June 2016: Investments that make it happen
Thursday 02 June 2016: Investing in our oceans
Friday 03 June 2016: Investing for future generations
EUGreenWeek 2016, Commissioner Mr Karmenu Vella’s Conclusions:
” Green investment has positive impacts on job creation. Circular economy systems and companies need adapted financing as they often create returns on investments in different ways. Financial markets are sub-optimal and at risk if we do not make them more sustainable… More “
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