The Nexus between Water, Energy and Climate: Shaping Long Term Policy to Create Jobs and Business Success for a Resource Efficient Economy
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Congressional Forum // The Nexus between Water, Energy and Climate: Shaping Long Term Policy to Create Jobs and Business Success for a Resource Efficient Economy

The Royal Danish Embassy and the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invite you to a Congressional forum focused on how Denmark, which currently holds the Presidency of the European Union (EU), is meeting the economic, environmental, and energy challenges of the 21st century.

Denmark's Minister for Trade and Investment, Pia Olsen Dyhr, will keynote the event. Minister Dyhr will focus on the nexus of energy, water and climate. These are issues important in the Congressional discussion underway on the Farm Bill and other energy and environmental legislation. Moreover, trade, investment, and international competitiveness are major concerns of Congress and the country overall, and Minister Dyhr will make the case for long-term, stable investment as the gateway to job creation and economic growth.

The role of stable, long-term policy has been essential in providing the certainty and "rules of the road" that businesses everywhere say are critical to their economic well-being. Without this, many companies lack the market certainty that is crucial to how they make their investment decisions. In a world of heightened global competitiveness and fast-moving technology changes, Denmark has positioned itself as a global energy technology leader. It is a country moving quickly to a low-carbon and highly efficient economy, and a country with a very robust economy and high standard of living. The story of how this can be accomplished will be discussed by Minister Dyhr and two senior executives of major cutting-edge technology companies that also have deep involvement in the United States.

Speakers for this forum are:

-Pia Olsen Dyhr, Danish Minister for Trade and Investment

-Jes Munk Hansen, CEO of Grundfos North America: Producing the most efficient pumps in the world, Grundfos straddles the nexus of energy/water/climate in its technology solutions and is setting the high mark for efficiency standards for pumps in the EU.

-Adam Monroe, President, Novozymes North America: A world leader in bio-innovation and the development of advanced biofuels and biobased products, Novozymes' products are used in 130 countries.

This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP required.

For more information, contact Clare Cooper at {ccooper@eesi.org}

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