The EU is facing the increasing dependence on fossil fuels and other strategic natural resources. The growing use of natural resources and the fact that we are not returning these precious materials back within the production cycles are causing big environmental and economic problems. The scenarios predict that the total use of resources will increase to about 80 billion tonnes by 2020; therefore, we need to step out from the vicious circle of increasing environmental pressures and the demand on natural resources. The importance of more sound management of all natural resources has been recognized also by the European Commission which identified “Resource efficient Europe" among seven flagship initiatives in the adopted Europe 2020 Strategy. One of the ways to achieve this is to implement the “Cradle 2 Cradle" principles in practice.
The seminar will be held: on Tuesday, 12th October 2010, at 13.00,
in Hall A, 1st floor, Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry,
Dimičeva 13, Ljubljana
Numerous companies and other organisations have already set out on the path of implementing the “Cradle 2 Cradle” principles. Their representatives will share their valuable experiences at the forthcoming international seminar which is co-financed by the European Union, within the framework of the C2CN project. The funds have been provided by the European Regional Development Fund (within the INTERREG IVC programme)
The participants of the event will learn more about:
- C2C principles and business opportunities as well as the environment and health protection potential relating to the implementation of this concept;
- two INTERREG IVC projects: Cradle 2 Cradle Network and SEE – Sharing Experience Europe;
- good practices and case studies.
This is to be followed by a panel discussion. The guests, along with the presenters and participants of the event, will adopt fundamental guidelines how to put words into practice in Slovenia, thus enabling us to attempt a new industrial revolution that will mirror the natural processes and provide a better response to them.
The event is co-organised by the Government Office for Development and European Affairs in collaboration with the Architecture Museum of Ljubljana and the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It will be carried out in the framework of BIO 22 – 22nd Biennial of Industrial Design.
You are kindly invited to confirm your participation on the following web site of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry:
The registration will be open until 7 October 2010. There will be no participation fee. For further information, please contact Marjana Dermelj, Government Office of the Republic of Slovenia for Development and European Affairs, phone: +386 1 400 11 83, e-mail: marjana.dermelj [a] gov.si
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