Green Thinkers Meet in Brussels
The environment and global warming are indeed global issues. Other parts of the world, especially Europe, are even more concerned than the US. Representatives of business, governments and academia met in Brussels on April 29, 2008 to exchange information and share investment opportunities especially relating to clean technology.
The meeting concluded that in order to achieve an eco friendly earth that could sustain a growing population with higher living standards we will need major innovations in:
o Public policies and regulations
o Public-private partnerships
o Physical infrastructure
o Global equity and responsibilities
It seems a major problem with the meeting was a lack of government officials. In order for all of us in businesses – both large and small – to make the best choices and decisions we need to sit at the table with the larger group and have clarity on the policy direction of governments.
It is going to take everyone working together to build an earth that is a good place to live and do business.