The green revolution is not only about more environmentally friendly behaviour, but also requires a significant change in both the extraction of raw materials and the development of new business models. Solutions to the raw material crisis are being sought at the largest greentech event in the region, the GreenEST Summit, this year taking place on October 27–28.
‘Today, Europe is facing a crisis of mineral resources, and at the same time as exploring the earth's crust and finding new deposits, people's awareness of the circular economy must be raised. The standard of living of people and the green revolution are forcing scientists, politicians and companies to look for solutions to ensure the raw material supply chain,’ said Veiko Karu, Head of Mining and Mineral Technology Division at Tallinn University of Technology.
The discussion at this event will focus on raw materials, green business models and investors, bioeconomy, smart city, just transition and energy. Top experts in their field from Estonia and around the world shall talk about the problems, alternatives and solutions.
Among the participants in the discussions are Massimo Gasparon (European Raw Materials Alliance at EIT RawMaterials), Tom Boesschaert (Except Integrated Sustainability), Ralf-Martin Soe (FinEst Centre for Smart Cities), Merit Valdsalu (Single.Earth), Mihkel Kaevats (Climate Neutral Tallinn), as well as many others.
In addition to inspiring speakers, there will be engaging panel discussions and modern greentech companies showcasing their innovative energy-efficient solutions.
The GreenEST Summit will take place at Kultuurikatel (The Creative Hub) on October 27–28. The conference is organised by Tallinn University of Technology, Tehnopol Science and Business Park, Pakri Science and Industrial Park, the Nordic Council of Ministers, Cleantech ForEst, Sunly and the Environmental Investment Centre. Further information: www.greenestsummit.ee/en/
GreenEST Summit is an international greentech event that brings together the most important topics and the latest developments in the field. The conference is being held for the fourth time. The event is organised by Tallinn University of Technology, Tehnopol Science and Business Park, Pakri Science and Industrial Park, the Nordic Council of Ministers, Cleantech ForEst, Sunly and the Environmental Investment Centre.