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Report Launch and debate, AGF

Report Launch and debate

The survival and growth of ‘adolescent’ high-tech firms in Germany and the UK, 1997-2003
A key aim of the German Presidency of the EU is the adoption of an ‘Energy Action Plan’ at the European Council meeting in March 2007. What are the policies which the two national sustainability councils are advocating? What should they be? How can they balance the needs of the environment and the interests and preferences of consumers? How can the two national sustainability councils, with ambitious remits but limited political power, seek to ensure that sustainability does not lose out to narrower economic or security concerns in that plan? What mechanisms and strategies are available to them to influence the key political actors? Can we learn from each other?
Date: 5 March