The 2010 Eco-Innovation Summit

On the eve of the spring European Council, where government leaders discussed the key goals for the Europe 2020 Strategy, the Lisbon Council reconvened its [bold starts] Eco-Innovators Network [bold ends] under the timely theme of Europe 2020: Resource Efficiency as a Driver of Sustainable Growth and Jobs. [bold starts] Janez Potočnik [bold ends], European commissioner for the environment, kicked-off the debates by sharing his vision of high environmental standards and resource efficiency as key drivers for Europe’s new sustainable growth and jobs agenda. Later in the day, [bold starts] Jules Kortenhorst [bold ends], CEO of the European Climate Foundation, laid out a concise blueprint for a low-carbon future, explaining the important role that eco-innovation will play in replacing old and polluting technologies.