Maritime Forum

GREEN JOBS IN THE BLUE ECONOMY WORKSHOP

Event date:
08/11/2016 (All day)
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    an opportunity for industry, NGO's, public sector and other stakeholders to exchange knowledge and provide timely advice to the Commission on how to accelerate the move towards an environmentally-friendly Blue Economy.

    Venue:

    Brussels Press Club, Brussels, Belgium

    Time:

    Tuesday 8th November 11:00 to 16:00

     

     

     

     

     

    At a Glance

    This workshop is part of a study commissioned by the Directorate-General for Environment at the European Commission. Its purpose is to engage with individuals and organisations who are involved with efforts to make the maritime economy more environmentally-friendly in a profitable manner.

    The workshop provides an opportunity for industry, NGO's, public sector and other stakeholders to exchange knowledge and provide timely advice to the Commission on how to accelerate the move towards an environmentally-friendly Blue Economy.

    The EU Blue Economy provides over 5 million jobs and approximately 4% of Europe's Gross Domestic Product.

    Many promising environmentally-friendly ideas are developed locally by people with an intricate knowledge of their industries, communities and environment. Such knowledge and experience may not be available at the EU level. Making it accessible could help identify ways in which the EU can act further to support such initiatives. The purpose of the workshop is therefore twofold:

    1. To enhance knowledge of potential action and support the dissemination of good practice; and
    2. To inform EU-level policy in cases where action at the EU level can make a difference to helping local efforts.

    Registration

    If you would like to attend, please email greenjobs@eunomia.co.uk by Friday 28th October.

    Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements in your reply.

    Registration is free, but the number of places are limited and will be allocated on a first come basis.

    Address

    Brussels Press Club, Rue Froissart 95, 1040 Brussels

    Provisional Agenda

     

    Provisional Agenda

    Anticipated

    Timing

    Registrations and welcome coffee

    10:30 - 11:00

    Welcome and introduction

    11:00 - 11:30

    Showcase examples of 'green' activities

    11:30 - 12:00

    Discussion of key research findings:

     

    Brief summary of the research findings, followed by group discussion

     

    1) What level of 'green' activity is currently occurring in region?

     

    Including discussion of:

     

    • Types of sectors most active/ types of activities
    • Economic models used
    • Financial support received

    2) What are the primary motivations and drivers for undertaking 'green' activities?

    12:00 - 13:30

    Including discussion of:

     

    • Regulatory drivers
    • Corporate drivers
    • Environmental issues addressed

     

    Lunch and refreshment break

    13:30 - 14:15

    Discussion of key research findings:

    Brief summary of the research findings, followed by group discussion

     

    3) Moving towards a blue-green economy?

     

    Including discussion of:

     

    • Identification of barriers and threats to grow the blue-green economy
    • Role of MSFD and multi-national, national, regional and local strategies in building a blue-green economy
    • Role of co-operation in building a blue-green economy

    14:15 - 15:45

    4) Recommendations for growing the blue-green economy

     

    Open session to discuss national/regional/EU wide solutions, including incentives or instruments.

     

    Closing remarks

    15:45 - 16:00

     

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