This Forum organised by the OECD took place on 4-5 November 2009 in the OECD Conference Centre, Paris, France. The Forum had three related objectives:
Most OECD countries consider eco-innovation as an important part of the response to contemporary challenges, including climate change and energy security. In addition, many countries consider that eco-innovation could be a source of competitive advantages in the fast-growing environmental goods and services sector.
A number of policy issues have emerged from an inventory of policies and programmes that OECD countries have put in place to promote eco-innovation. These are captured in a document titled National Approaches for Promoting Eco-Innovation. Policy Issues.
The Global Forum on Environment on Eco-Innovation provided an opportunity to share experiences and explore avenues for further international co-operation on these and related issues.
The Forum was targeted at the following communities:
• Policy makers in the field of environment, science and technology, industry and innovation
• Business firms involved in developing, financing and deploying green technologies and related innovations
• Non-governmental organisations active to promote eco-innovation
Presentations made at the Global Forum
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