November 20, 2023 • 16:00 
 KURSAAL (Donostia-San Sebastián)

Informe de Competitividad

2023 Basque Country Competitiveness Report

Transition to environmentally sustainable competitiveness

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Conferencia de Competividad 2023

Conferencia Informe Competitividad 2023

Transition to environmentally sustainable competitiveness

The challenge of environmental sustainability has been a common element in the conclusions of our last three Basque Country Competitiveness Reports. However, the transition towards sustainable competitiveness is a complex process that requires changes in the behaviour of all actors in the territory: companies, governments, research and training organisations, civil society and citizens.

What factors should we take into account in order to implement strategies to tackle the sustainable transition? What are the current conditions in the Basque Country to make progress in environmental sustainability? What are the levers on which action should be taken to obtain the desired environmental, economic and social results?

At Orkestra we believe that our framework for territorial competitiveness for wellbeing offers a holistic vision that can help to better understand this complexity. Therefore, in the Basque Country Competitiveness Report 2023 we will explore the levers that can accelerate our transition towards green competitiveness.

The Report will be presented at the Competitiveness Conference to be held on 20 November at 16:00, at the Kursaal in Donostia-San Sebastián. Will you join us?




16:00 • Wellcome: Iván Martén, president of Orkestra

16:10 • Decarbonisation of European heavy industries: Challenges and chances for long term competitiveness. Keynote by Stefan Lechtenböhmer, Professor at the Kassel Institute for Sustainability (Germany) and Adjunct Professor at Lund University (Sweden). His research and teaching focus on energy and climate policy, especially at national and sub-national levels.

 16:30 • Presentation of the Basque Country Competitiveness Report 2023. Participants:

  • James Wilson, Research Director of Orkestra
  • Susana Franco, Senior Researcher of Orkestra
  • Macarena Larrea, Researcher of Orkestra
  • Olga Martín, General Director of ACLIMA
  • María García, Director of Strategy and Innovation of Ihobe
  • Miren Estensoro, Senior Researcher of Orkestra 
  • Garbiñe Manterola, Head of Knowledge Transfer at Basque Research & Technology Alliance (BRTA)
  • Ana Belen Camacho Vera,  Director of Industry and Energy Transition oh the Basque Government

17:30 • Conclusions: Jorge Fernández, Senior Researcher and Coordinator of Orkestra's Energy and Environment Lab

Kursaal San Sebastián

2023 Competitiveness Conference

 November 20, 2023 • 16:00 
 KURSAAL (Donostia-San Sebastián)


Environmentally sustainable event

Erronka Garbia

Erronka Garbia is a certificate launched by the Basque Government, through Ihobe, which recognises those events that integrate environmental measures in the design and organisation to minimise the potential negative impacts on the environment associated with the celebration of the event. The aim of this project is to raise awareness among attendees and event organisers to mitigate the negative impacts associated with the development of large-scale events.

As part of our commitment to the environment, the organising team of the Competitiveness Conference wanted to ensure that we reduce our impact as much as possible by applying the principles of the Erronka Garbia methodology in the design and organisation of this event. Help us to reduce our impact and come to the conference by public transport or carpooling. 

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