ESDN Conference 2008

"Coordinating SCP and CSR policies with Sustainable Development Strategies"

Paris, France 29 June - 1 July 2008

The ESDN Conference 2008 was hosted by the French Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Spatial Planning, in the context of the French EU Presidency, on 29 June – 1 July 2008 in Paris. The Conference explored two themes, namely public policies and governance issues on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The two topics were subject to welcome addresses by the French General Commissioner for SD and the Slovenian Minister for Growth; several keynote presentations by high-level representatives of the European Parliament, the European Commission and the European Environment Agency; and three panel discussions. Additionally, the conference participants discussed the themes in different working groups. At the end of the event, the ESDN co-chairs presented a review and outlook of ESDN activities.

Keynote Presentations

UEFA EURO 2008TM Sustainability Strategy

Wolfram Tertschnig & Daniel Wachter (ESDN Steering Group)

Session 1: Sustainable Consumption & Production (SCP)

The SCP/SIP Action Plan and the EU SDS

Timo Makela (DG Environment)

SCP policies in Europe

Ronan Uhel (European Environmental Agency)


Session 2: CSR policies

CSR Policies in the EU-27: How Member States facilitate CSR

Reinhard Steurer & André Martinuzzi (ESDN Office)

Panel discussions on the working group results

Presentation of the working group results by group speakers

Review and outlook of the ESDN

Wolfram Tertschnig and Elisabeth Freytag (Chairs of the ESDN Steering Group)