T2gE – Transition to the Green Economy

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Date(s) - 06/09/2016 - 07/09/2016
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Hotel Saffron

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In the framework of the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the EU, the Slovak Ministry of the Environment is organising an international conference ‘T2gE – Transition to the Green Economy‘. The flagship event takes place on 6 and 7 September at the Hotel Saffron in Bratislava.

With this event the Ministry aims to attract the attention of experts, politicians, senior EU officials, international organisations, universities, research and science experts, the business sector and civil society and to create a space for informed discussion of the key questions on the transition to a green economy. The focus of the discussions will be on actions of key stakeholders, including financial and investments actors, supporting transition to the green economy. One of the main discussion sessions will be aimed at the role of research and innovation  in  accelerating such a transition, the issues of a demand to the community of researchers and innovators, the obstacles that researchers and innovators meet when developing and deploying innovative solutions,  including their implementation in a real life. A part of the conference will devote time to presenting examples of innovative solutions and approaches from Slovakia and EU countries.

The Slovak Presidency plans to present the outcomes of the event at a meeting of the environment ministers of OECD member countries and at a meeting of the Environment Council.

The programme is  being prepared by the Ministry of the Environment of the Slovak Republic in a close cooperation with the European Commission, the European Environment Agency and the OECD. The organisation of the conference is ensured by  the Slovak Environment Agency in a partnership with PEDAL Consulting, s.r.o. and Motion zone, s.r.o. The conference is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme with a contribution of Norwegian embassy and Norway grants.

For more information: http://www.t2ge.eu/