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The challenge of resource efficiency and economic growth
18 Jun 2012 - 18 Jun 2012
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM

German Pavilion, Athletes' Park, Rio de Janeiro

Lead Organizer:
Federation of German Industry (BDI)

German Council for Sustainable Development, Germanwatch, EVONIK, MdB, IASS

Panelists / Speaker
Holger Lösch, Member of the Executive Board, Federation of German Industries, BDI
Klaus Milke, Chairman of the Board, Germanwatch (tbc)
Dr. Thomas Jostmann, Senior Vice President, Head of Corporate Environment & Responsibility, EVONIK
Prof. Dr. Klaus Töpfer, President of IASS, Former Head of UNEP (tbc)
Steffen Bilger, CDU, Member of German Parliament

Moderator: Dr. Günther Bachmann, Secretary General, German Council for Sustainable Development

Short description:
German industry has improved its energy efficiency by 30 % within the last 20 years. Where do we stand on the path towards a more resource efficient economy while preserving and raising economic growth? Where do dangers lie to competitiveness?

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