74th Plenary Session of the Committee of the Regions: extracts from the speech and press conference by Andris Piebalgs and Luc van den Brande, on "Sustainability solutions for cities of the future"
During the 74th Plenary Session of the Committee of the Regions, Andris Piebalgs, Member of the EC in charge of Energy, and Luc van den Brande, President of the Committee of the Regions, gave a joint press conference on "Sustainability solutions for cities of the future".
The assembly voted 13 opinions focused on issues including electricity and gas market liberalisation, water scarcity, urban mobility, asylum, the future EU budget, health policy, and enlargement strategy for candidate and potential candidate countries.
Andris Piebalgs focussed on the so called "Covenant of Mayors", a network of more than 140 cities and regions (including 15 capitals) which have pledged to reduce CO2 emissions by more than 20% by 2020. SHOTLISTLINK