Tom Keighley

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European conference to look at eco-industries

The European Commission’s in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre, is organising a conference to support eco-industries.

“Scientific support for growth, jobs and sustainability: the example of the eco-industries” will include high-level speakers from the science industry, and will address sectors such as water, air quality, waste, energy efficiency and renewable energy sources.

The conference will highlight how eco-industries produce goods and services to measure, prevent, limit, minimise or correct environmental damage to water, air and soil, as well as problems related to waste and eco-systems.

Already, eco-industries account for more than 3.4m direct jobs in the EU and have a turnover of more than €300bn, which accounts for 2.5% of the EU’s GDP.

Main actors involved in eco-industries from the science and research, policy and business communities are invited to attend, to identify the key research and policy priorities, both for the eco-industries sector as a whole and the relevant sub-sectors.

It all takes place in Brussels on May 15, and EU Commissioner for research, innovation and science, Maire Geoghegan-Quinn will take part in the opening session.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Tom Keighley .

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