Green innovations boosting the low-emission economy

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Oct 10–12, 2017


Bavaria or Baden-Württemberg


Low-carbon Transformation in action – German and European perspectives


The European Climate Initiative (EUKI)




Green innovation is essential for achieving deep decarbonisation. By pioneering and refining the systems and technologies that will underpin the global transition to a low-carbon economy, businesses and industries can gain a competitive edge in existing and emerging markets. They can also reduce costs by investing in energy efficiency and other resource saving measures. This three-day study tour looks at some of the forward-thinking approaches and low-investment green technologies that German businesses, including many that are also active Central or Eastern European countries, are developing to put them on a sound footing for growth in the decades ahead. Particularly important areas for innovation in Germany include electro-mobility, green heating and cooling, renewable energy technologies, plant and mechanical engineering and construction, and smart system and grid development.

Key questions                           

  • How are (small and medium-sized) businesses preparing for the transition to a low-carbon economy?
  • Which incentives have been put in place to encourage businesses to improve energy and resource efficiency?
  • What kinds of initiatives and polices encourage entrepreneurship and innovation in green technologies?

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