Unfortunately I will not make it to the EC’s Green Week this year due to other professional responsabilities. However, I’ll keep a close eye on it and so should you! The central issue this year is «The Water Challenge» but other environmental, demographic and energetic concerns will as usual remain on the table for detailed discussion. I expect the (not so) recent changes in food and other primary product prices to deserve some attention again; it will be interesting to learn about the adjustments the EU is willing to make on its agricultural policy (including water tariffs and prices in rural areas) for the years to come, in an economic world system in rapid adjustment. Water tariffs will be, in general, an appealing subject in the event’s agenda. Additionally, energy and resource efficiency appear to be, in this time of crisis, a possible way to boost and sustain an economic recovery.
This is the time of the year when the Green occupies a central place in the EC’s political activity so if you have something to say, make sure you don’t let the opportunity pass by!
The best of lucks to the organization, it was a great time last year.