This is a listing of older East-West Center events (newer listed first). See Events to get the list of current or upcoming events.
This conference of high academic standard and policy relevance is jointly organized by Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Germany; the European Institute for International Economic Relations (EIIW), Germany; and the East-West Center. It will bring together top experts and aim to analyze the contribution of increasing resource productivity to sustainability. The Colloquium 2010 will have a focus on innovation and sustainable industrial policy and will also analyze synergies with climate change. Key topics to be addressed include: Innovation, Innovation policy and sustainable industrial policy; Emerging economies – emerging markets; Modeling material efficiency and green growth; International trade for commodities, secondary raw materials and related eco-technologies; Outlook: Sustainability 2020; and International organizations and cooperation for green progress, efficiency and sustainability. It will schedule 22 presentations and 3 hour-long panel discussions. The last day's event of the conference, including two panel discussions and keynote from European Commission, will take place at the European Commission
The international Colloquium 2010 is the third and last in the series. The first international Colloquium in September 2008, Wuppertal, Germany, focused the state of the art. The selected presentations are published in an edited volume titled Sustainable Growth and Resource Productivity: Economic and Global Policy Issues (Edited by Raimund Bleischwitz, Paul Welfens and ZhongXiang Zhang, Greenleaf Publishing, United Kingdom, 2009). The second Colloquium in September 2009, Wuppertal, Germany, deepened the issue of resources and long-term prosperity. The selected papers are published in the following special issue and edited volume:
• International Economics of Resources and Resource Policy (Guest Edited by Raimund Bleischwitz, Paul Welfens and ZhongXiang Zhang), A Special Issue of International Economics and Economic Policy, Vol. 7, Nos. 2-3, 2010, Springer;
• International Economics of Resource Efficiency: Eco-Innovation Policies for a Green Economy, Edited by Raimund Bleischwitz, Paul Welfens and ZhongXiang Zhang, Springer.
Like the first two conferences, a special journal issue and/or an edited volume are planned. As a tradition of this series of the three conferences, few younger scholars are selected via open calls made at the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, European Society for Ecological Economics, and Social Science Research Network.
Conference coordinators: Prof. Raimund Bleischwitz (Director, Wuppertal Institute), Prof. Paul Welfens (President EIIW and Jean Monnet Professor for European Economic Integration) and ZhongXiang Zhang (Senior Fellow, East-West Center).