Environment Ireland Conference – Croke Park Conference Centre, 14 September 2010

The Environment Ireland 2010 conference will take place at the Croke Park Conference Centre on: Tuesday 14th September.

Environment Ireland, now in its sixth year, is Ireland’s largest conference on environmental policy and management. The conference is organised in association with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government.

The conference is attended each year by delegates representing all the major sectors with an interest in Ireland’s environment, including many from Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Environment and the green economy’. Much has been made of realising the potential of the green economy. The conference will focus on key aspects of the green economy: the eco-efficient economy; a sustainable urban future; renewable energy; and investing in water, waste water and waste infrastructure.

The conference will look at the practical aspects of further developing each of these sectors. The water and waste water sector is currently worth over Eur1 billion per year; renewable energy is worth Eur700 million annually; and the waste sector is worth an estimated Eur500 million per year. Despite the economic difficulties all these sectors will see significant investment in the coming years.

For further information on the programme content, details about the speakers and information on registration and the conference programme visit www.epa.ie/news/events.

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