EU Green Week 2021: the High Level Conference

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Zero pollution

EU Green Week 2021 has chosen to focus on Zero Pollution for healthier people and planet. Its virtual High Level Conference will take place on 1-4 June.

Steering the EU towards zero pollution requires more sustainable industrial systems, cleaner technologies, less polluting business models and consumption habits. We need to make sure that both production and consumption become more sustainable. In other words, the zero pollution ambition is part of the transformation towards a clean, climate-neutral and circular economy.

The Zero Pollution Action Plan for air, water and soil will highlight the fact that reducing pollution goes hand in hand with achieving our climate neutrality and biodiversity objectives and will help to transform the EU into a clean and circular economy. The EU Green Week 2021 will be an opportunity to engage with all stakeholders and interested citizens on how we can work together to make the ambition for a zero pollution and toxic-free environment a reality.

Some highlights of the virtual High Level Conference programme:

This session will use the current revision of the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) to explore its potential towards introducing greater circularity and industrial symbiosis in the transition to the 2050 objectives of climate neutrality and zero pollution.

This session will discuss how best the EU can contribute to global efforts to switch to circular models and tackle plastic pollution.

The ambition is to trigger a step change towards implementation of industrial symbiosis, industrial-urban symbiosis and circularity, taking advantage of favourable regional specificities.

This session will explain the New European Bauhaus initiative and outline how Level(s) - the European framework for sustainable buildings - can support this initiative, as it provides a robust and tried and tested methodology to assess and report on the sustainability and circularity of buildings.

There are also Partner Events taking place from 3 May to 13 June 2021.

For more information and registration, please click here.