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Business continues in the meta-cluster

| Rheinland-Pfalz

On 20 April 2018 the monthly Greater Green meeting took place in Liège. The preparation of the inventory was a central topic. In addition, the core team has defined topics for upcoming events such as the Greater Green Meeting in Wallonia in June on wood use or the meeting on plastics cycles in Luxembourg in September.

At the 10th core team meeting in Liège, Walloon, the regional coordination offices and the cluster management agreed on the procedure for the inventory. Value chains in various environmental technology areas such as water and waste water management, renewable energies, sustainable construction and environmental services are recorded and analysed. The analysis identifies potential and risks as well as particularly interesting lighthouse activities. This increases the visibility of environmental technology in the Greater Region.

In June, a network event, a Greater Green Meeting on wood as a raw material, will take place in Wallonia with the participation of the local energy cluster TWEED. Wood experts from all areas of the Greater Region exchange information on research topics and develop opportunities for cooperation and joint research approaches.

Greater Green takes part in the IFAT international trade fair for environmental technologies in Munich in May. This will give GreenTech greater international visibility and the Greater Region can position itself even better than the environmental technology region in Europe.

In Liège, the monthly meeting of Greater Green took place in a place that represents the challenges of structural change in large parts of the Greater Region after the common past of coal and steel. With the decline of the steel industry since the 1970s, unemployment has risen sharply over the long term. Now the Liège region has to reinvent itself. So it was certainly no coincidence that the sustainability fair "Tomorrow now" took place in the "glowing city" - as Liège is also known. Sustainable consumption and sustainable mobility are a global megatrend from which decision-makers in politics and business expect strong economic impulses for regional value creation and employment. Greater Green, like other initiatives, is contributing to this development.