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Sustainable cities - 08.05.2013

Join us at the ECOCITY summit
Have you ever considered involving your citizens in sustainable projects, for instance, through the creation of local energy cooperatives?  And how local authorities could benefit from the EU emission trading system?.

Join us at “New partnerships to support local action”, a workshop on how local government and civil society can cooperate to jointly implement sustainable projects. This session is organised together with our French section (AFCCRE) and Climate Alliance - a network of cities and municipalities working on the protection of the world's climate - in the frame of the ECOCITY summit from 25 to 27 September 2013 in Nantes (France).

ECOCITY 2013 is the first edition to be held in the European Union and we have been invited to collaborate in its preparation. Speakers will include CEMR president, Wolfgang Schuster, CEMR’s global organisation (UCLG) secretary general, Josep Roig, and its spokesman on international negotiations on climate change, Ronan Dantec.

The ECOCITY meeting is a world summit which promotes exchanges among local, regional, governmental decision-makers and civil society on how to design cities with consideration of environmental impact. Under the motto “the city as a vital area of work to grapple with the global sustainability issues”, the event will focus on five points: reducing the environmental footprint, addressing the energy challenges of the city, organising the sustainable city, strengthening solidarity and mobilising enabling factors.

Practical information


Date: from 25 to 27 September 2013
Venue: Great Hall of La Cité Nantes Events Center, Nantes, France
Registration: Fill out the online registration form  
Website: http://www.ecocity-2013.com/en
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