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With the background of the "Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe" presented by the EU Commission in September 2011 and the "German Resource Efficiency Programme" (ProgRess) adopted by the German Federal Cabinet in February 2012, the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA) is hosting the first European Resources Forum (ERF) in Berlin on 12-13 November 2012.


A special workshop on how the financial market can act as a driver for resource efficiency will be held.



16th Conference of the European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (ERSCP) & 7th Conference of the Environmental Management for Sustainable Universities (EMSU) will be held in Istanbul. ERSCP İstanbul will cover broad range of core topics on sustainable production and consumption applications including the role of relevant stakeholders and tools.


From Consumer Kids to Sustainable Childhood 2012

In thursday 15. November the symposium from From Consumer Kids to Sustainable Childhood will be held. The symposium is hosted by Worldwatch Institute, Ecologic Institute and Germanwatch and supported by The Velux Foundation. The event takes places on November 15th, and it is free of charge, but space is limited.


PREPARE CGM, Lisboa (Portugal), 21-22 March 2013

The next PREPARE Core Group Meeting will be organized in Lisboa (Portugal), 21-22/03/2013 by the National Laboratory of Energy and Geology (LNEG) and the PREPARE Secretariat.


The meeting will start 21/03, 9:00 and end 22/03, 13:00, taking place in York House Hotel****.


GRI’s Global Conference on Sustainability and Reporting

The 2013 Global Conference on Sustainability and Reporting will be a three-day event, including training sessions, workshops and networking time. A year-long process of community-building activities precedes the Conference, engaging business leaders and other stakeholders globally to develop a compelling agenda. The theme of this year’s Conference is Information – Integration – Innovation.

PREPARE CGM, Maribor, Slovenia

The next PREPARE Core Group Meeting will take place in Maribor, Slovenia, 14-15 October 2013. Within the meeting, the International workshop on Smart Cities will be organized. The second day, PREPARE CGM will be followed by kick-off meeting of TREO project, in which several PREPARE members participate.



14/10, 9:00-18:00      PREPARE Core Group Meeting, Part I; including:

Green Industry Conference 2013

With motto "Promoting the rapid uptake of green industry in harmony with the Earth’s ecosystems", the third Green Industry Conference (GIC) will be held in Guangzhou, China, from 7 to 9 November 2013.


The three-day event will be organized by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).


Global Network Conference on Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production

The 3rd Global Network Conference on Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) will take place in Montreux, Switzerland, on 4-6 September 2013.


Sustainability Maker Convention 2013

The conference "Sustainability Maker Convention 2013" is the first event within the new EU research and demonstration project Sustainability maker. It addresses topics of open innovation, crowd sourcing and crowd funding for sustainability.

Targeting a more resource efficient Europe

On the 5th November, Friends of the Earth Europe will hold a conference at Eurocities in Brussels to look at the role of targets in bringing about a reduction in the resources we use in Europe.


Europe is using more of the planet's minerals, metals, forests, fuels, land and water than ever before. The European Union is estimated to be using 1.5 times its own area in land every year, with 60% of the land consumed coming from outside its borders.