Back to the future at Green Week 2007

News Published 30 Apr 2008 Last modified 21 Jun 2016
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What will Europe’s society and environment look like some thirty years from now? The PRELUDE project, which attempts to go far beyond the perspective of two legislative cycles and explore this question, will feature prominently for the European Environment Agency at this year’s four-day EU ‘Green Week’ event in Brussels, starting today.

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.


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