The 2010 Eco-Innovation Summit convened under the timely theme of Europe 2020: Resource Efficiency as a Driver of Sustainable Growth and Jobs. Taking place just two days before the spring European Council which will lay the foundation for EU strategy in the coming decade, Janez Potočnik, European commissioner for the environment, delivered The 2010 Jean Jacques Rousseau Lecture and used the occasion to make a compelling call to make resource efficiency one of its cornerstones. His speech on Resource Efficiency as a Driver of Sustainable Growth and Jobs made the case for a new “environmental contract” and argued for the development of new indicators to measure progress and performance on resource efficiency. The commissioner’s remarks were complemented by an interactive workshop led by Jules Kortenhorst, CEO of the European Climate Foundation, on After Copenhagen: How to Advance the Eco-Innovation Agenda in the Absence of a Deal.
Watch highlights of The 2010 Eco-Innovation Summit
Watch The 2010 Jean Jacques Rousseau Lecture Part I
Watch The 2010 Jean Jacques Rousseau Lecture Part II
Watch The 2010 Jean Jacques Rousseau Lecture Part III