Back to the future at Green Week 2007
Green Week opens
European Commission President, José Manuel Barroso, addressing the audience during the opening session with EEA Executive Director, Prof. Jacqueline McGlade, in the background.
The European Environment Agency is contributing extensively to both the conference and the exhibition this year. EEA Executive Director, Professor Jacqueline McGlade,
is one of the keynote speakers at the opening session today, alongside Commission President, José Manuel Barroso, Commission Vice-President, Margot Wallström, and former
UNEP Executive Director, Klaus Töpfer.
On 13 June, the EEA will provide speakers for the land use and biodiversity scenarios conference session. On day three, Professor McGlade will take part in a conference session on policy instruments before moderating a transatlantic debate via satellite on biofuels.
At the exhibition, the EEA exhibition team and experts will be on hand to answer questions about the environment, the Agency and its work on scenarios. The PRELUDE presentation can be viewed at the EEA stand throughout the event.
Linking with the festivities for the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, Green Week 2007 will both look back at 50 years of European environmental policy and to the future. It will review past action, identify success and failures, and look at the challenges Europe will face in the future.
- The EEA's PRELUDE project
- Report: Land-use scenarios for Europe: Qualitative and quantitative analysis on a European scale
This technical report presents the methodological approach and key findings of the PRELUDE project that used an innovative mix of illustration, text and models to simulate five contrasting future environmental scenarios for a Europe some 30 years from now.
- The Green Week website
- Opening session speech