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Venice, Italy, May 28-29, 2012
The goal of the workshop, Industrial Pollution, Regulation and Growth: Governance Challenges and Innovations, was to identify possibilities for innovative regulation of industrial pollution and share evaluation experiences on new innovations, especially on how the government can channel the enterprising potential of the private sector in a private, off-the-record setting. This executive session convened by the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and the Venice International University on May 28-29 attracted more than 15 of the world's leading experts from the fields of policy, science, and business to San Servolo Island for an intensive two day session. The discussions were off-the-record, with each participant present in his or her own capacity, rather than representing an organization. The session was one in a series on Grand Challenges of the Sustainability Transition organized by the Sustainability Science Program at Harvard University with the generous support of Italy's Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea.