The scientific conference was jointly organized by the Institute of Economic Structures Research Osnabrück (GWS), the Bochum University of Applied Sciences and the University of Bremen (Working Group of Jutta Günther).
As keynote speakers, Professor Peter Hennicke (Wuppertal Institute) talked about different dimensions and general patterns of sustainable development and Dr. Maaike Bouwmeester (Eurostat) about the role of input-output models in providing data on sustainability. In parallel paper sessions, presentations were given on various aspects of the thematic focus. The conference was also attended by representatives from national and international organisations, such as, besides Eurostat, the German Federal Statistical Office, OECD and International Labour Organization (ILO).
From the research group of Jutta Günther, Tobias Wendler presented a joint scientific contribution with Jutta Günther and Daniel Töbelmann entitled „How green is green tech? An empirical analysis on the impact of environmental innovations in Europe“. In this work the impact of environmental innovation on material use in countries of the European Union is analysed.
In the year 2020, the input output workshop will take place in Osnabrueck, Germany.