Promoting Eco-innovation: Policies and Opportunities
by: Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
The International Conference "Promoting Eco-innovation: Policies and Opportunities" was held in Tel Aviv from 11 to 13 July 2011, in response to a proposal by the Government of Israel. This activity was in line with the Programme of Work for 2011 of the Committee on Economic Cooperation and Integration (CECI) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), which was adopted at the fifth session of CECI held on 1-3 December 2010. The Conference was organized in cooperation with the Prime Minister's Office and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel.
The main objective of the International Conference was to provide a platform for a discussion and broad exchange of experiences and lessons learned among policymakers, representatives of business and academia and other experts and practitioners. Participants considered how innovation policies can contribute to address environmental and energy
challenges, the existing barriers for eco-innovation and the ways in which the public and private sectors can collaborate to overcome these difficulties and to take advantage of emerging opportunities in this area.