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Events Archive 2011

Vitoria-Gasteiz Celebrates being the 2012 European Green Capital
15th Dec 2011

15 December 2011, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain To mark the official transfer of power from Hamburg to Vitoria-Gasteiz, to be held on December 15 in Brussels, the capital of Alava live a weekend of “green” celebrations. From Thursday until Saturday, Vitoria-Gasteiz will host several events that will serve to welcome the public to the title of Green Capital. On Thursday, December 15th, a convey ...
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European Commission Hands over Title to Vitoria-Gasteiz, 2012 European Green Capital
15th Dec 2011

On 15 December, 2011, the European Commission will officially hand over the "European Green Capital" title from Hamburg, Germany to Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, further promoting sustainable transport initiatives throughout Europe. This exciting event marks the third year of the European Green Capital initiative, which recognises the important position local authorities play in improving the environment. With three out of five people living ...
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World Climate Summit
3rd Dec 2011 - 4th Dec 2011

3rd - 4th December, 2011 The United Nations Climate Change Conference, Durban 2011, will bring together representatives of the world's governments, international organizations and civil society. The discussions will seek to advance, in a balanced fashion, the implementation of the Convention and the Kyoto Protocol, as well as the Bali Action Plan,  agreed at COP 13 in 2007, and ...
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European Week for Waste Reduction
19th Nov 2011 - 27th Nov 2011

19th – 27th November 2011 The European Week for Waste Reduction week focuses on highlighting waste reduction activities across Europe and raising awareness of ways to reduce our waste.  This year it is taking place from the 19th to the 27th of November. To participate in or for more information on what your City is doing for European Waste Recycling Week click ...
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Glocal 2011- Think Global, Act Local
29th Nov 2011 - 30th Nov 2011

29 – 30 November 2011, Cascais, Portugal The GLOCAL 2011-Think Global, Act Local Conference will explore the principles, models and realities of local sustainability policies. The conference covers a vast number of topics, including sustainable planning and governance, public space appropriation, inclusive cities, responsible communication, entrepreneurship, green economy, urban green spaces, agriculture and energy. The conference will ask the question “How can ...
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Webinar- Energy Retrofitting for Municipal and Commercial Buildings
15th Nov 2011

15th November 2011 City Managers, Heads of Housing, Transportation, Energy and other relevant Departments in Europe and the United States who are committed to long term energy efficiency planning are invited to log in and watch the webinar. The central theme is energy efficiency. During the webinar a case study from Europe and the United States will be outlined. The webinar will ...
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3rd Conference on City, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
8th Nov 2011

8 November 2011, Zaragoza, Spain The University of Zaragoza-BrialEnática Chair for Renewable Energy is organising its 3rd Conference on City, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. The main aim of the conference will be to analyse the opportunity for job creation and development within the framework of renewable energy, and to explain best practices and experiences in sustainable urban development. In the wake ...
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12 – 13 October 2011, Nieuwpoort, Belgium
12th Oct 2011 - 13th Oct 2011

Green Growth Cities 2011 is a flagship event for the environmental urban planning sector, scheduled to take place on 12 and 13 October 2011 at the Ysara Centre in Nieuwpoort, Belgium. This event will take the shape of an interactive Congress and Exhibition aimed at gathering up to 250 senior local and regional government representatives, along with key services and industry ...
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Intelligent Cities 2011 Expo
8th Nov 2011 - 10th Nov 2011

8 - 10 November 2011, Hamburg, Germany In an increasingly urbanised world, creating intelligent cities is essential. Inefficient transport and water systems, pollution, increasing security risks and access to effective telecommunications are just some of the challenges central to a city achieving its financial, economic, social and environmental goals. Billions of Euro is being spent on a vast range of city infrastructure ...
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The ‘Towards Rio+20: Local and regional action for green economy’ Conference
4th Oct 2011

4 October 2011, Malmö, Sweden In light of the upcoming United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) or “Rio+20”, the Committee of the Regions of the European Union (CoR), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the City of Malmö are hosting the ‘Towards Rio+20: Local and regional action for green economy’ Conference, giving EU cities and regions a medium to ...
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European Mobility Week
16th Sep 2011 - 22nd Sep 2011

16 – 22 September 2011 European Mobility Week (EMW) is an annual campaign on sustainable urban mobility, organised by the European Coordination Secretariat with the political and financial support of the Directorates-General for the Environment and Transport of the European Commission. The aim of the campaign – which runs from 16 to 22 September every year - is to encourage European ...
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The BioMarine International Business Convention
7th Sep 2011 - 9th Sep 2011

7 – 9 September, 2011 The BioMarine International Business Convention is taking place in the city of Nantes – European Green Capital for 2013. The conference will run for three days and examine the most innovative solutions in the development of bio resources and marine renewable energy. Reconciling economic requirements with the environmental constraints of the branch will be at the center ...
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GreenPort Congress
14th Sep 2011 - 15th Sep 2011

14 – 15September 2011, Hamburg, Germany GreenPort Congress Governments and legislators around the world view ports and terminal as critical infrastructure assets. Their ability to ‘go green’ by reducing their carbon footprint and by being more sensitive to environmental considerations is vital to future success. The GreenPort Congress will provide decision makers with a meeting place to both learn about and discuss the ...
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The 26th European Union Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
5th Sep 2011 - 9th Sep 2011

05 – 09 September 2011, Hamburg, Germany The 26th European Union Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition For many years, the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition has combined a renowned international scientific conference with a leading PV industry exhibition and trade fair. Every year, during 5 days of conference and 4 days of trade fair, new products and technical innovations ...
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North German Press and Media Conference
20th Sep 2011 - 22nd Sep 2011

20-22 September, 2011, Hamburg, Germany The North German Press and Media Conference This year Hamburg will host the 4th Print and Media conference for North Germany. The conference is being hosted in this years European Green Capital and will focus on it as one of the topics that it will cover- examining the energy efficiency and resource protection in the context of the ...
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9th-11th September, 2011, Hamburg, Germany
9th Sep 2011 - 11th Sep 2011

The Youth Environmental Summit - We make the city will take place from 9 till 11 September 2011 in Hamburg's city park for young people between 16 and 25. What happens at the summit- you decide! In our project office you have the opportunity to work, do research, make phone calls, print - in short: there you will find the ...
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European Youth Meeting for Sustainable Development 2011
19th Jul 2011 - 24th Jul 2011

19 - 24 July, 2011, Tallinn, Estonia European Youth Meeting for Sustainable Development 2011 This year, the conference will explore the theme of youth involvement in sustainable development. It aims to rekindle understanding of the term ‘sustainable development’ among today’s youth and to encourage governments and international bodies to consider youth as a powerful asset in their many efforts. Participants are expected ...
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European Youth Meeting for Sustainable Development 2011
19th Jul 2011 - 24th Jul 2011

19 - 24 July, 2011, Tallinn, Estonia European Youth Meeting for Sustainable Development 2011 This year, the conference will explore the theme of youth involvement in sustainable development. It aims to rekindle understanding of the term ‘sustainable development’ among today’s youth and to encourage governments and international bodies to consider youth as a powerful asset in their many efforts. Participants are expected ...
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INSPIRE Conference
27th Jun 2011 - 1st Jul 2011

27 June - 1 July, 2011, Edinburgh, Scotland INSPIRE Conference The theme of this year’s event is ‘INSPIREd by 2020-Contributing to a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth’. INSPIRE establishes infrastructure for spatial information in Europe to support Community environmental policies. The conference will offer an opportunity to explore INSPIRE’s contribution to the EU’s 2020 Strategic goals of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth ...
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European Day
9th May 2011

The ideas behind what is now the European Union were first put forward in Paris on 9 May 1950, against the background of the instability and the need to rebuild a shattered Europe. The then French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman read to the international press a declaration  calling on France, Germany and other European countries to pool together ...
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It's Not Easy Being Green
12th Apr 2011

12 April 2011 Today, It's Not Easy Being Green is an official event for the Hamburg European Green Capital 2011 program that started March 1st 2011. Over the course of 184 days, Aart and Paula are offering inspiring lectures and materials workshops to explore the practice of sustainability by meeting, discussing and working with local creative youth and professionals. "In previous workshops ...
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Dublin Promotes European Green Capital Award
10th Mar 2011

10 March 2011 Dublin will promote the European Green Capital Award when the city hosts the inaugural Smart Cities Conference to examine how Irish cities and regions can join the ranks of Europe's most economically successful and sustainable cities. The Conference will take place at Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin City on the 7th April 2011 and delegates from the EU ...
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Green Week
24th May 2011 - 27th May 2011

Green Week, 24th-27th May 2011, Brussels, Belgium Green Week, the biggest annual conference on European environment policy, will take place from 24 to 27 May 2011 in Brussels and around Europe. This year's theme is "Resource Efficiency - Using less, living better". Over 40 sessions, the conference will address the problem of resource depletion and scarcity, and the challenges and opportunities presented ...
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Festival of Europe
6th May 2011 - 10th May 2011

Join the European Commission and Parliament in Florence for the Festival of Europe , 6th - 10th May The Festival for Europe will be organised around the two day conference and supporting events and senior European decision makers like President Barroso of the EU Commission, Jerzy Buzek, President of the European Parliament, Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign ...
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