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European Green Capital Seminar in Brussels

07 May 2010

On 4 May, the European Commission, the Committee of the Regions and the City of Stockholm co-organised a seminar in Brussels entitled “Stockholm, European Green Capital 2010: Role model for Europe”.

At the seminar, representatives from Europe’s first ever Green Capital, Stockholm, shared their views on sustainable urban development – using concrete examples to illustrate how it is possible to improve the living conditions for Europe’s city-dwellers.

The seminar was divided into three sessions. Firstly, a presentation of a new city district in Stockholm planned and developed with high environmental targets. Secondly, a presentation of Stockholm’s efforts to transform large scale post war suburbs into attractive districts with energy efficient housing and varied urban environment. And finally, a closing panel session.


Appearing at the seminar were, among others;

  • Mr Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for the Environment;
  • Mr Sten Nordin, the Mayor of Stockholm;
  • Mr Claude Turmes, MEP and Vice-President of the Green Group, and;
  • Mr Ramón Luis Valcárcel Siso, 1st Vice President of the Committee of the Regions.

Report and Other Information

For more information on the presentations and discussions see: