Friday looked at investing for future generations to ensure prosperity and well-being in the long term. Participants across Europe explored what actions can be taken today to ensure sustainable development and growth in the years to come.
Vienna in Austria was the setting for the final large-scale event of Green Week – a high-level conference bringing together policymakers, including Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, and young people to examine how to bring the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to life. In parallel, a debate on the implications for businesses and the labour market of the transition to a more circular economy took place in Brussels.
Green Week has brought EU citizens – from young people and business leaders to policy experts and EU officials – and other people throughout the world together to discuss the opportunities and challenges of investing for a greener future. The ideas, debates and questions posed throughout Green Week will serve as input for the European Commission’s work on green finance. The Week demonstrated that finance will be a key element of a successful transition to a circular and low-carbon economy, and that environmental issues impact every one of us.
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