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European and Latin American cities seek synergies in sustainability in Vitoria-Gasteiz

9& 10 May 2012, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

Rio de Janeiro, Bogota, Hamburg, Frankfurt … A dozen cities in Latin America and Europe meet from 9 to May 10 in Vitoria-Gasteiz to show that the commitment to sustainability in urban areas is not only possible, but may become the key to economic development.

Organized by the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz, a city which holds the European Green Capital in the year 2012 and with the collaboration of the CONAMA (explain), this meeting aims to strengthen the role of cities in global governance, and create intelligent relationships areas of opportunity among participants. A few weeks before the Earth Summit in Rio +20, which has as one of its main lines the so-called green economy, this meeting of cities wants to support the commitment to sustainability to boost the economy and to value the role of cities in response to global challenges.

The conference will see participants from across Europe and Latin America and cities will share their experiences and reflections on common challenges and networking. Participants include; Jose, Costa Rica, Zaragoza, Malaga, Sant Cugat (Barcelona) and Vitoria-Gasteiz itself. The conference will also see representatives from a host of European Green Capital related cities including previous, current and future winners, shortlisted cities and applicants alike. The impressive list includes; Hamburg (European Green Capital 2011), Vitoria-Gasteiz (EGC 2012), Nantes (EGC 2013), Copenhagen & Frankfurt (Shortlisted cities for the EGC 2014 competition) and also a number of previously shortlisted and applicant cities.

To read more about Vitoria-Gasteiz the European Green Capital for 2012 click here

To read more about Nantes the European Green Capital for 2013 click here

To read more about the shortlisted cities for the 2014 Competition Cycle, Bristol, Copenhagen and Frankfurt, click here

The 2014 winner will be announced at the end of June.

For further information follow the links for to the conference program and brochure below or contact via phone 945 00 33 50 or email . For more information: – PDF with the program .Brochure of the conference.


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