Final Report Prepared by Johannah Bernstein for Germanwatch and Worldwatch for Roundtable Held on March 2, 2005 at HANSE-Office, Brussels, Belgium - This report summarises the principal conclusions that were highlighted at the roundtable dialogue on synergising sustainable consumption and competitiveness policies, which Germanwatch and the Worldwatch Institute convened in Brussels on March 2, 2005.

The March roundtable was the third in a series of Brussels-based events that Germanwatch and Worldwatch have organised on the topic of sustainable consumption in the last year.

The overarching objective of the roundtable was to convene a small number of key actors to examine the political messages that should be highlighted in order to:

Better elevate the sustainable consumption imperative in the forthcoming mid-term review of the EU's Lisbon Strategy on Competitiveness at the 2005 Spring Summit.
Increase political will to operationalise WSSD sustainable consumption commitments in the context of the ongoing intergovernmental Marrakech process.
Identify individual and collective commitments to help advance the sustainable consumption agenda.


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