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Greening Cities

16th – 23rd October 2013, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh (Hyderabad) and Gujarat – India

The 6th EuroIndia Summit and Mission is a flagship event for the Indian urban development sector, scheduled to take place between 16th and 23rd October 2013 across three states of India. The event is being organised by the EuroIndia Centre in collaboration with the European Business and Technology Centre and the Confederation of Indian Industry.

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The EuroIndia Mission (16 – 23 October) will first provide European leading representatives and their stakeholders with the insights of the needs of several cities in the states of Tamil Nadu and Gujarat before attending the EuroIndia Summit. The goal of the Mission is to share best practices and technologies in sustainable urban development with the Indian leaders, NGO representatives, professionals and scientists.

The 6th EuroIndia Summit will be held over the 21st and 22nd October at Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh, under the theme “Greening cities” and with the support of the Committee of the Regions of the European Union, Eurochambres and the Government of India. The two day-event will focus on the following key themes: Smart and Inclusive Cities; Waste Management; Sustainable Urban Mobility; Water Management; Energy Efficiency & Security; Urban Heritage Management & Tourism Development; and Human Resources & Capacity Building. This event will take the shape of an interactive Summit and Exhibition aimed at gathering up European and Indian local and regional government representatives, scientists and urban planners along with key services and industry providers, public sector investors and financiers. It will be an opportunity, not only to promote expertise in sustainable urban services, but also for networking and maximizing the chances of Euro-Indian collaboration among all participants.

To view the Summit program click here.

The EuroIndia Summit pursues cities’ sustainable urban development and so does the European Green Capital Award, which rewards local government high level of commitment to genuine sustainable growth.

Each year the award is given to a city that has a consistent record of achieving high environmental standards, is committed to ongoing and ambitious goals for further environmental improvement and sustainable development and can act as a role model to inspire other cities and promote best practice. The European Green Capital 2010 Stockholm served as an excellent model for its peers through a long-term approach to integrated, sustainable development.

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Green Facts and Figures: Stockholm

  • 1000 parks
  • 7 nature reserves within city boundaries (more than 200 in the surrounding area)
  • 1 cultural reserve
  • 1 city national park
  • 95kg of recycled refuse annually per citizen
  • 12000 trees in the city centre
  • 24 official beaches
  • World’s largest district cooling network
  • Set to become fossil-fuel free by 2050
  • 2,700 clean-tech companies

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

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