17th European Forum on Eco-innovation



The event took place in December 1-2, in Lyon, France, focus on transforming jobs, and skills for a resource efficient, inclusive and circular economy.

The 17th European Forum on Eco-innovation explored the dynamics of green jobs creation, where more than 150 experts debated the potential of circular economy to drive businesses competitiveness and create employment.

Over the last decade 3 to 4.2 million jobs were created in European eco-industries and recent studies at national level indicate a positive trend in employment generation coming from the transition to a resource efficient circular economy.

Green business case studies across a wide range of sectors were presented, explored and discussed in Lyon that provided the evidence that there is a labor market shortage of employees with green skills.

The winners of the European Business Awards for the Environment 2014-2015 were also announced Monday 1 December in Lyon in the context of the 17th European Forum on Eco-innovation.