Spsc Onference Essen 2009 Bmu Wessel

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Spsc Onference Essen 2009 Bmu Wessel

  1. 1. Eco-Innovation in Europe: „Green Growth“ – Good for the business – good for the environment 1. The Environmental Technologies Action Plan – ETAP 2. The CIP Eco-Innovation Programme 3. Towards an Eco-efficient Economy 28.09.2009 CSCP Conference Essen 1
  2. 2. Performance of EU Eco-Industries - European Union: 1/3 of world market share in eco-industries - Eco-industries contribute to EU economy and jobs (3.5 Mio jobs; 8 % annual growth since 2004) - Venture capital investments on environmental technologies are on the increase: ¼ for „Cleantech“ in 2008 28.09.2009 CSCP Conference Essen 2
  3. 3. Key actions helping drive eco-innovation - Increase in R&D funding - Revised and modernised legislation (air waste ecodesign) (air, waste, - Support to SMEs and venture capital funds - Action both in EU and in Member States 28.09.2009 CSCP Conference Essen 3
  4. 4. ETAP Action Plan Environmental Technologies Action Plan (KOM 2004 38 final) Getting from Research to Markets 1/ Increase and Focus Research, Demonstration and Dissemination 2/ Technology Platforms 3/ Environmental Technology Verification Improving Markets Conditions 4/ Performance Targets g 5/ Mobilisation of Financing (grants and loans) 6/ Market Instruments 7/ Green Public Procurement 8/ Awareness Raising and Training g g Acting Globally 9/ Supporting Eco-technologies in Developing Countries and Promoting Foreign Investment 28.09.2009 CSCP Conference Essen 4
  5. 5. Eco-Innovation Eco Innovation for Growth Jobs and Environment : Growth, (ETAP-Progress report) INCREASE DEMAND DEMAND: • Further Green Procurement • Mobilise greater financial investments • Establish Technology Verification and Performance Targets systems • Build on Promising Practice of Member States • Focus on sectors with high gains SUPPORT MEASURES: • Ensure a strategic knowledge resource on eco-innovation • Promote awareness and active participation • Harness research 28.09.2009 CSCP Conference Essen 5
  6. 6. The CIP Eco Innovation Programme aims at: supporting innovative products, services and technologies that reduce Europe's ecological footprint. contributes to: the implementation of the Environmental Technologies Action Plan (ETAP) with its objective to bridge the gap between research and the market provides: nearly € 200 million Euro to fund eco-innovation projects between 2008 and 2013 d is managed by: the European Commission’s Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (EACI) 28.09.2009 CSCP Conference Essen 6
  7. 7. European Forum on Eco Innovation Stakeholder Conference - based on ETAP Berlin-Forum: 2.-3. April 2009 „Creating Partnerships for stimulating Economic Renewal“ Copenhagen-Forum: 23.-24. November 2009 „Adapting to Climate Change through Eco-Innovation“ 28.09.2009 CSCP Conference Essen 7
  8. 8. Towards an eco efficient economy eco-efficient - ETAP under review: Report in autumn - 2009 review of SD Strategy – COM (2009) 400 final - Public consultation on post-2010 Lisbon Strategy - Measuring Eco Innovation: Beyond GDP Communication – COM Eco-Innovation: (2009) 430 final 28.09.2009 CSCP Conference Essen 8
  9. 9. Thank you for your attention! EU Eco-Innovation Website http://ec.europa.eu/environment/eco-innovation/index_en.htm www.bmu.de www bmu de Elisabeth W Eli b th Wessel l Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety Alexanderstraße 3, 10178 Berlin 3 Mail: Elisabeth.Wessel@bmu.bund.de 28.09.2009 CSCP Conference Essen 9

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