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Eco Efficient Innovations

10 May 2004

The UCL Environment Institute will host a workshop entitled 'Eco-Efficient Innovations as an Opportunity for a Competitive Environment' on 19 May 2004.

Ms Dana Pridie-Sale, Manager of the Environment Institute The workshop is commissioned by the Dutch government as part of preliminary preparations for the forthcoming Informal Environment Council, which takes place from 16 to 18 July in Maastricht as part of the EU Presidency by The Netherlands.

As Ms Dana Pridie-Sale, Manager of the Environment Institute, points out: "The workshop will examine the role of eco-efficient innovations in a competitive Europe and will be attended by representatives from the worlds of business, government and knowledge institutes. Participants are individuals actively involved in the development, dissemination and market introduction of eco-efficient innovations including representatives from Denmark, Ireland, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Finland".

The opening of the workshop will be facilitated by Mr Bill Stow, Director General of the Department of the Environment, and Mr Hans van der Vlist, Director General of the Dutch Department of the Environment.

Sir Crispin Tickell, Chancellor of the University of Kent, will chair the workshop, which will be attended by the Professor Malcolm Grant, Provost & President of UCL.

The Environment Institute was established in 2004 to promote and facilitate interdisciplinary research of the environment. Under the direction of Professor Richard Munton (Geography), the Environment Institute seeks to raise the profile of UCL research and expertise beyond the university to policymakers and those in private and voluntary sectors.

'Eco-Efficient Innovations as an Opportunity for a Competitive Europe' takes place on 19 May at Lecture Theatre 2 of the Cruciform Building.

To find out more about the institute and the council, use the links below.

Environment Institute