In the framework of the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the EU, the Slovak Ministry of Environment organized an international conference 'T2gE – Transition to the Green Economy'. This conference was held on 6-7 September 2016 in Bratislava and was organized with a close cooperation of the Slovak Environment Agency as a cross-cutting professional organisation of the Slovak Ministry of the Environment.
 
T2gE aimed to attract the attention of all relevant stakeholders and create a space for informed discussion of the key questions on the transition to a green economy. The focus of the discussions was on actions of key stakeholders, including financial and investments ones.
 
One of the main discussion sessions was aimed at the role of research and innovation in accelerating such a transition, the issues of a demand to the community of researchers and innovators, the obstacles that researchers and innovators meet when developing and deploying innovative solutions, including their implementation in a real life. A part of the conference was devoted to present examples of innovative solutions and approaches from Slovakia and EU countries.