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A quantum leap to
sustainable development
and competitive growth
Renato Toffanin
Advanced Research Centre for Health, Envi...
Sustainable approaches for green computing,
economy and environment (SAGCE-13)

…

smart power grids

e-waste
green comput...
Green economy
The concept of a green economy has become
very popular in sustainability discourses,
particularly in light o...
Green economy
There are several definitions of green
economy. However, in its simplest
expression, a green economy is low ...
Green economy
Different strategies are currently used
worldwide to achieve these goals. For
example, Europe 2020 is the gr...
Europe 2020 strategy
In a rapidly changing world, the EU intends
to become a smart, sustainable and
inclusive economy.

AR...
Europe 2020 strategy
Smart through more effective investments in
education, research and innovation.
Sustainable thanks to...
Europe 2020 strategy
In times of severe economic crisis, the
European Union has set five ambitious
objectives on employmen...
Horizon 2020
Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument
implementing the Innovation Union, a
Europe 2020 flagship initiative...
Knowledge-based society
Research and innovation together with
education represent the key drivers of a
knowledge-based soc...
Knowledge-based society

This new type of society is nowadays needed
to compete and succeed in the changing
economic and p...
Knowledge-based society

To meet the challenges outlined above, a
number of policy options are suggested across
the multi-...
Knowledge-driven global economy

Among those policies, higher education policy
is increasingly important on national agend...
Quality in higher education

Clearly, the rapidly expanding demand for
higher education constitutes a big challenge
for th...
Equity in higher education

Moreover, issues of equity in higher education
in many countries need to become more
prominent...
A quantum leap to sustainable development

Making the quantum leap to a sustainable
development paradigm will depend heavi...
Contacts
toffanin@arches-centroricerca.org
www.arches-centroricerca.org

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Keynote address delivered at the International Conference on Sustainable Approaches for Green Computing, Economy and Environment, 9 December 2013, Salem (India)

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  1. 1. A quantum leap to sustainable development and competitive growth Renato Toffanin Advanced Research Centre for Health, Environment and Space (Italy) SAGCEE-13, 9-11 December 2013, Salem, India ARCHES
  2. 2. Sustainable approaches for green computing, economy and environment (SAGCE-13) … smart power grids e-waste green computing clean technologies e-healthcare green market dynamics corporate governance renewable energy benchmarking carbon foot printing eco-informatics climate change product design and innovation green data centers ecosystems environment and social policies environmental legislation … ARCHES
  3. 3. Green economy The concept of a green economy has become very popular in sustainability discourses, particularly in light of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development held in June 2012 ARCHES
  4. 4. Green economy There are several definitions of green economy. However, in its simplest expression, a green economy is low carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive. ARCHES
  5. 5. Green economy Different strategies are currently used worldwide to achieve these goals. For example, Europe 2020 is the growth strategy of the European Union (EU) for this decade. ARCHES
  6. 6. Europe 2020 strategy In a rapidly changing world, the EU intends to become a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy. ARCHES
  7. 7. Europe 2020 strategy Smart through more effective investments in education, research and innovation. Sustainable thanks to a decisive move towards a low-carbon economy. Inclusive with a strong emphasis on job creation and poverty reduction. ARCHES
  8. 8. Europe 2020 strategy In times of severe economic crisis, the European Union has set five ambitious objectives on employment, innovation, education, social inclusion and climate/energy to be reached by 2020. ARCHES
  9. 9. Horizon 2020 Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness. Running from 2014 to 2020 with a budget of just over €70 billion, the EU’s new programme for research and innovation is part of the drive to create new growth and jobs in Europe. ARCHES
  10. 10. Knowledge-based society Research and innovation together with education represent the key drivers of a knowledge-based society and they are commonly referred to as the “knowledge triangle”. ARCHES
  11. 11. Knowledge-based society This new type of society is nowadays needed to compete and succeed in the changing economic and political dynamics of the modern world. ARCHES
  12. 12. Knowledge-based society To meet the challenges outlined above, a number of policy options are suggested across the multi-faceted scenarios of the knowledge triangle. ARCHES
  13. 13. Knowledge-driven global economy Among those policies, higher education policy is increasingly important on national agendas. The widespread recognition that higher education is a major driver of economic competitiveness in a knowledge-driven global economy has made high quality higher education more important than ever before. ARCHES
  14. 14. Quality in higher education Clearly, the rapidly expanding demand for higher education constitutes a big challenge for the quality of the higher education system in developing and emerging countries. ARCHES
  15. 15. Equity in higher education Moreover, issues of equity in higher education in many countries need to become more prominent in national debates and policy making. In particular, the question of differences in participation rates among groups of students - by gender, ethnicity and socio-economic status –, should receive more policy attention. ARCHES
  16. 16. A quantum leap to sustainable development Making the quantum leap to a sustainable development paradigm will depend heavily on high quality higher education, especially if we facilitate the access to higher education for disadvantaged groups. ARCHES
  17. 17. Contacts toffanin@arches-centroricerca.org www.arches-centroricerca.org ARCHES
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