Cities and Green Growth – Urban Evolution conference, Stockholm, 23-24 May 2013

The Cities and Green Growth – Urban Evolution conference in Stockholm (23-24 May 2013) will investigate how cities embrace the challenges of urbanization and the shift to a green economy through green growth, and consider the potential of cities and regions globally to foster economic growth and reduce environmental impact through innovative policies and political commitment.

The conference, to be held at the Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre & Hotel, opens up a new international platform for public and private sector leaders to engage in discussion and collaborative activities to further enable green growth in cities. The event will host the launch of Green Growth in Cities, the new OECD Green Cities Program report, which integrates findings from green growth case studies of cities including Stockholm, Kitakyushu, Paris and Chicago, and national studies of urban and green growth policies in China and Korea.

The international speakers include Lena Ek, Swedish Minister for the Environment, Martin Lundstedt, President and CEO of Scania, Sten Nordin, the Mayor of Stockholm, Yves Leterme, Deputy Secretary-General, OECD, Pierre Mansat, Deputy Mayor of Paris, Kenji Kitahashi, Mayor of Kitakyushu, David Miller, former Mayor of Toronto and Chair of the C40 Cities – Climate Leadership Group and Martin Powell, Head of Urban Development, Siemens Global Centre of Competence.

On 24 May delegates will be invited on visits to innovative buildings with smart energy solutions utilizing visitors’ energy generation, district cooling and bio-adaptation of district heating, at the eco-districts Hammarby Sjöstad and Stockholm Royal Seaport.

The conference has been organised by the City of Stockholm with Stockholm Business Region, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, the County Administration Board of Stockholm and the Stockholm County Association of Local Authorities.

Further information and to register: Cities and Green Growth – Urban Evolution

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