3rd International Conference on Eco-Efficiency
Modelling and Evaluation for Sustainability: Guiding Eco-Innovation and Consumption.
9-11 June 2010 - Egmond aan Zee - the Netherlands.
For more information see Eco Efficiency Conference website.
Increasing affluence and population growth will destroy the environment, will hit the poor, and will hit next generations, unless extreme, unprecedented improvements in eco-efficiency are realised, leading to decoupling of economic growth from environmental impact. De-growth, for the richest, will be an essential ingredient.
The time frames involved start now. Fundamentally new technologies in production and consumption will however require decades for their full scale introduction, and we don’t know them yet. How can we guide the right developments, based on best current knowledge, and how can we create the incentives for this key issue in long term sustainability?
The conference will set the stage on day one, with keynote speakers from all continents covering targets and strategies. On day two we will look into specific options for eco-efficiency improvements in core domains of sustainable development. On day three we will go into the intricacies of analysis and the schools involved. The day before the conference officially starts, there will be the possibility to take part in one of the available courses.