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i24c outlines a vision for modern sustainable industrial policies at the 2015 GES

The i24c initiative organised a debate session during the globally renowned Global Economic Symposium in Kiel on 14 October 2015. The GES is an annual meeting of global economic, political, academic and civil society leaders to discuss the world’s challenges and propose “solutions” to these issues.

Titled “Developing Modern Sustainable Industrial Policies through Innovation-focused “Coopetition, the session’s main objective was to discuss how Europe can best design and deliver an industrial policy that allows to simultaneously achieving growth and decarbonisation, while also stimulating innovation and competition. Discussions revolved around the need to achieve a transformative innovation agenda along the main industrial value-chains and what should be the institutional process for designing sustainable industrial policies.

This session welcomed the following speakers:

  • Stewart Wallis, Executive Director of the New Economics Foundation
  • Pascal Lamy, former Director-General of the World Trade Organisation
  • Thomas Fricke, Chief Economist of the European Climate Foundation
  • Martin Porter, Executive Director of i24c

Material about this session can be found the Global Economic Symposium’s website.

The i24c “solution” written by Julia Reinaud and Martin Porter can be accessed here.