Creating Jobs and Sustainable Prosperity through Green Growth

Green Growth

21st July 2010

Venue: Lakeside Centre, Aston University. Maps and directions.

Hosted by: Aston Centre for Europe, supported by the University of Birmingham and the European Commission Representation in the UK
This event brings together leading business people, policy-makers, government officials and academics to consider questions which lie at the heart of the EU’s future ‘green growth’ strategy.  Confirmed speakers include: Ian Robertson (BMW AGM), Peter Vis, Head of Cabinet to European Commissioner for Climate Change and Julia King, Vice Chancellor for Aston University.

The core questions to be considered during this event are:

  • Is a low carbon revolution possible for Europe’s manufacturers?
  • How can Europe’s regulators and governments provide a policy framework that will stimulate innovation and growth in new environmental technologies?
  • How can universities link with, and contribute to Europe’s green growth agenda?


Download the programme (PDF).

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Keynote Speaker: Future Individual and Sustainable Mobility - from a premium maufacturer's perspective: Ian Robertson (BMW AG) (MP3)

Panel One: Low Carbon Living (MP3)

  • Chris Thorneycroft-Smith from Modec Ltd

  • Sandy Taylor from Birmingham City Council

  • Maria-Pilar Machancoses from CENTRO

  • Jon Bloomfield from University of Birmingham

KeynoteSpeaker: Europe's Agenda for Green Growth (MP3)

Peter Vis, Head of Cabinet to European Commissioner for Climate Change and Paul Hanna from the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce