Vienna Conference
"Efficiency, Environment & Employment 2006"

8th - 9th June 2006

Marble hall of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour
Stubenring 1, 1011 Vienna

Organised on occasion of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union this conference reflected recent developments and synergies between economic efficiency, environment and employment. It was set up to identify framework conditions that promote or inhibit these synergies, to share experiences of corresponding projects and to disseminate relevant information about success and failures to relevant stakeholders.


  • To promote synergism between the increased efficiency of economic activities and resource use, environmental improvement, and the creation of more and better jobs in globalized production and consumption systems
  • To identify framework conditions, including tax/benefit systems, subsidies and investment incentives for innovation, research and work and employment practices, that promote or inhibit these synergies.
  • To share experiences of local, regional and national projects in Europe and beyond that promote and support eco-efficiency, employment for sustainable development and broader concepts of work and life.
  • To disseminate relevant information about success and failures as well as new visions and approaches to policymakers, businesses, local authorities, NGOs and other social actors.

The conference was organised by

Sustainable Europe Research Institute (SERI), Vienna, Austria
European Environment Agency, Copenhagen, Denmark


in cooperation with

Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Vienna, Austria
Austrian Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour, Vienna, Austria
UNEP/Wuppertal Institute, Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP), Germany
European Support Centre of the Club of Rome, Vienna, Austria
European Topic Centre on Resource and Waste Management, Copenhagen, Denmark
Vienna Chamber of Labour, Austria
Austrian Business Council for Sustainable Development, Vienna, Austria