GreenEcoNet logoGreenEcoNet side-event at COP21, Paris

  • Time: 9 December 2015, 18:15-20:00
  • Location: EU Pavilion, COP21 climate conference, Paris, France

On 9 December 2015 at 18:15, the GreenEcoNet consortium will organise its 5th Thematic Workshop "Opportunities and challenges for SMEs in realising the COP21 vision" as part of the official EU side events to the upcoming COP21 in Paris.


Achieving a safe climate and a low-carbon, resilient economy will require “all hands on deck” – including strong engagement by the private sector. Europe’s Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) face new challenges post-COP21, but also significant opportunities. The EU-funded GreenEcoNet platform is designed to help them navigate through this new landscape.

This workshop will bring together voices from business, policy and academia to explore the role of SMEs in the transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient economy, with special attention to the implications of decisions to be made at the COP.

We will also discuss how the GreenEcoNet platform can serve as a resource for businesses, to help them achieve their climate targets and to learn from one another’s ideas and experiences. GreenEcoNet could also play an important role in disseminating innovative technologies and business models across Europe and beyond, and thus advance climate action while supporting job creation and sustainable economic growth.

Registration and agenda

Registration is available for free at this link:

The final agenda will be published soon. See for more information.