International Center for Research on Environmental Issues

10th International Conference on Environmental Entrepreneurship

Parallel Session C—The Way Forward

15:45 – 16:15

Speakers: Iain Murray (CEI), Erwan Queinnec (Paris XIII Univ.), Yvette Lazzeri (Aix-Marseille Univ.), Carole H. Zakine (InVivo).


Aix-Marseille University

Monperrin Building 6 avenue du pigonnet

Aix-en-Provence, France

For too many environmentalists, economics and business are traditionally responsible for environmental destruction. Accordingly enterprises are considered as responsible for overusing natural resource and pollution. 

Sustainable development is a rallying concept but we must go further: think about methods, imagine instruments, and above all implement them. This 10th International Conference aims at the implementation of concepts we developed since 1996 and published in 9 books.

In order to face up economic decay and unemployment, green growth must mimic policies and institutions which are responsible for economic prosperity and environmental quality in developed countries: secure and well-defined property rights, freedom for business and rule of law in order to free initiative, investment and innovation which have been and still are the prerequisite of technological revolution and social progress.

Green growth offers unlimited perspectives for society at large, provided entrepreneurs be free to imagine, create and profit. Governments must no longer act directly but be an efficient catalyst and partner. 

We have several sponsors and partners, including Aix Marseille Université, Enterprises pour l’Environnement, FREE Foundation, Enviropreneur Institute-PERC, European Landowners Organisation-ELO, OECD, Liberty Institute India, Electricité de France, CERIC-CNRS, Rotary International, French Patent Office (INPI), Ernst & Young, Business Angels, Institute for Economic Studies-Europe, American Enterprise Institute, and Competitive Enterprise Institute.

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