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EUKN “Energy Efficient Cities” Annual Conference 2013

6th & 7th November 2013, Oradea, Romania

The European Urban Knowledge Network’s (EUKN) “Energy Efficient Cities” Annual Conference 2013 will take place on 6th & 7th November 2013 in Oradea, Romania. The two-day event will discuss the challenges cities face in meeting the 2020 energy targets set by the European Commission, as well as the opportunities that might arise from moving towards a low-carbon economy – a goal for 2050.

Copenhagen, European Green Capital 2014 aims to be carbon neutral by 2025. ©Nicolai Perjesi

Copenhagen, European Green Capital 2014 aims to be carbon neutral by 2025. ©Nicolai Perjesi

Experts from Europe – policy makers, researchers and practitioners at EU, national and local level – will be gathered at this international event. Key-note speakers will include Antonio Borghi, an Italian URBACT expert, Elena Dimitrova, an architect and researcher from SofiaUniversity and Alfred Middelkamp from the Municipality of Assen in the Netherlands.

The conference will examine the different aspects of energy efficiency in the built environment through interactive workshops. Themes to be addressed include energy service companies, social housing, historic buildings, and energy efficiency throughout Europe. On-site visits to two energy efficiency projects in Oradea, and presentations of good practices from across Europe, will demonstrate both the concrete instruments and the policies for further strengthening that can be used to strengthen the effectiveness of local energy efficiency actions.

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European Green Capital Award

The European Green Capital Award was conceived as an initiative to promote and reward the efforts of cities in their efforts to improve the environment and for their high level of commitment to genuine green progress. Energy performance is one of twelve environmental indicators assessed by the Jury in the selection of a city to be awarded the European Green Capital. To see the previous European Green Capital Winners click here.

For more information on the European Green Capital Award click here.

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