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From Government to Governance: The Case of Integrated Product Policy

International Summer Academy

06. September 2003  -  11. September 2003
Würzburg
IPP and the Johannesburg Action Plan - Environmental Governance Strategy towards Promoting Sustainable Patterns of Consumption and Production

Organised by:
Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IOeW), Berlin
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Berlin
Akademie Frankenwarte, Würzburg

European policy patterns are changing: There is a "transformation of European governance" as crucial issue shifting power relations within state and society. Generally spoken, the transformation process towards new models of governance aims at stronger involvement of stakeholder and shared responsibility. What's in it for the environment? From a transdisciplinary and social ecological perspective this leads to the exciting relation of Governance and Sustainability. Taking one example, Integrated Product Policy (IPP) aims to improve the environmental performance of products and services along life-cycle and combines integration, communication and co-operation as leading principles. Is IPP one outcome indicating changes towards environmental governance patterns? The Summer Academy intends to be a forum for intensive international exchange of experiences on IPP.

This summer academy is part of the IOeW-Project "Governance and Sustanability", which is integrated in the new programm "Social-ecological Research" (SÖF) of the German Federal Ministry of Education und Research.

Summer Academy Venue:
Akademie Frankenwarte
Leutfresserweg 81 - 83
97082 Würzburg
Telefon: 09 31 / 80 46 4-0
Telefax: 09 31 / 80 46 4-44
E-Mail: info(at)frankenwarte.de
Internet: http://www.frankenwarte.de

Conference Fee:
The conference fee is 350 Euro. It includes all sessions, catering, accommodation and conference material.

Participants: The summer academy is limited up to 25 participants. It’s adressed to decision makers, practitioners and experts from different authorities, administrations, consultancies and applied resarch in Europe.

Language: English and German will be the working language during the summer academy.

Arrival

Participants will have the opportunity to arrive either on Saturday, September 6, 2003 or on Sunday, September 7, 2003. On Sunday there will be a welcome dinner at 8.00 p.m.

 

Monday 8th, 2003

Transformation of European governance: Where to place Integrated Product Policy?

There is a transformation process towards new models of governance relying on stronger involvment of stakeholder in the policy process and the extended use of push and pull strategies/instruments. Integrated Product Policy (IPP) is seen as one outcome of environmental governance combining integration, communication and co-operation as leading principles. IPP will be set in the wider context of transformation from government to governance. A key element of discussion will be the IPP strategy of the European Commission with the "communication" published in June 2003.

9.00 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction
THOMAS KORBUN (IÖW)/ ECKART MEYER-RUTZ (BMU) / GEORG ROSENTHAL (Academy Frankenwarte)

9.15 a.m.
Prof. Dr RENATE MAYNTZ
"From Government to Governance: Political Steering in Modern Societies"

10.00 a.m.
Coffee break

10.30 a.m.
Dr ANDREA LENSCHOW
"Key Issues of Environmental Governance: What's New?"
Dr FRIEDER RUBIK
"Integrated Product Policy: Practices in Europe"

12.00 a.m.
Discussion

1.0 p.m.
Lunch

2.0 p.m.
KLAUS KÖGLER
"European Integrated Product Policy"
ECKART MEYER-RUTZ
"The IPP Communication - some Thoughts and Comments"

3.30 p.m.
Coffee break

4.00 p.m.
Panel Discussion
"IPP and Governance in Europe: The stakeholder Perspective"
Prof. Edda Müller, Melissa Shinn, Dr Klaus Mittelbach, Eckart Meyer-Rutz, Klaus Kögler

7.00 p.m. Dinner

 

Tuesday 9th, 2003

IPP governance models in Europe

Implementation strategies of IPP in European countries show a wide-range of different governance approaches, e.g. the market transformation programme in the United Kingdom, the product panel approach in Denmark, Swedish dialogues of the Environmental Council or IPP-pilot projects in Germany. With presenting selected national IPP programmes we intend to identify national governance models in environmental product policy.

9.00 a.m.
RIKKE TRABERG
"Key Word 'Sharing Responsibilities': The Danish 'Product Panels'"
CHRISTOPH RENTSCH
"Key Word 'Integration in Sustainability Strategies': IPP - The Product Related Part of the Swiss Governments Strategy for Sustainable Development"

11.00 a.m.
Coffee break

11.30 a.m.
UWE FURNIER
"Key Word 'Business Integration': IPP Pilot Projects in Bavaria"
YLVA REINHARD
"Key Word 'Covering Production and Consumption - the Horizontal Approach': IPP in Sweden"

1.30 p.m.
Lunch

2.30 p.m.
Discussion

4.00 p.m.
Parallel Workshops

8.00 p.m.
Dinner

 

Wednesday 10th, 2003

The product focus: IPP for textiles - potentials and constraints

IPP aims to improve the environmental performance of products and services along life-cycle. Let's focus products. How can IPP cope with environmental challenges reaching effectiveness and efficiency in the area of textiles? Identifying potentials and constraints will be the core issue.

9.30 a.m.
MICHAEL KEIL
"Environmental and Economic Challenges in the Area of Textiles - An Overview"
Prof. UWE SCHNEIDEWIND
"Governance and IPP: The Example of the Textile Industry"

11.00 a.m.
Coffee break

11.30 a.m.
Dr REINIER DE MAN
"Sustainability through Co-operation in the Production Chain: Lessons learnt from Experiences in the Textile Sector"
SIMONE BACK
"Green Marketing of Textiles or Marketing of Green Textiles"

1.00 p.m.
Lunch

2.30 p.m.
Plenum Debate/ad hoc Working Groups

8.00 p.m.
Banquet Dinner

 

Thursday 11th, 2003

Integrated Product Policy: Good Governance towards sustainability?

(Good) Governance in the understanding of the European Union means rules, processes and behaviour that affect the way in which powers are exercised at European level particularly as regards openness, participation, accountability, effectiveness and coherence. Is Integrated Product Policy good governance towards sustainability?

9.00 a.m.
Prof. MARTIN CHARTER
"IPP: Implementation and Future Issues"
ROBERT NUIJ
"How to develop IPP? From Ideas to Implementation"

10.30 a.m.
Coffee break

10.45 a.m.
Parallel Workshops

12.45 p.m.
Summing up and Closing of the Summer Academy

1.00 p.m.
Lunch

2.00 p.m.
End of the conference


Departure

Departure will be on Thursday, September 11, 2003 after lunch.

If you have any questions regarding the programme or the organisation, please contact

Dirk Scheer
Institut für ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung (IÖW)
Office Heidelberg
Bergstr. 7
D-69120 Heidelberg
Tel.: +49 (0)6221 - 64 91 60
Fax: +49 (0)6221 - 27 06 0
E-Mail: dirk.scheer(at)ioew.de

 

If you have any questions regarding the press or the media, please contact

Claudia Nikschtat
Institut für ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung (IÖW)
Main office
Potsdamer Str. 105
D-10785 Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0)30884 59 4-16
Fax: +49 (0)30 8 82 54 39
E-Mail: kommunikation(at)ioew.de

 


 

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