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Inspire change through cooperation


The international urban agenda is on a new track since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals last autumn and the Paris climate agreement in December. The energy transition is recognised as a global goal by the international community. To make change happen now, we need to design new solidarities between States, regions, cities, rural and urban areas, but also between people. More than ever it is time to work together for the common good and to strengthen leadership where it is the most needed: at the sub-national level.

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Right in the middle of Green Week 2016, we propose a 3-days conference in the Turkish city of Bornova (Izmir). It will ignite curiosity and inspire action to accelerate the energy transition.

During the interactive sessions, stunning examples from European and Turkish cities will demonstrate innovative practices in
• low-carbon planning
• civic participation
• energy and water democracy
• smart approaches
• nature-based solutions
• mobility and buildings, and
• new economic models.

Be part of Energy Cities’ biggest Annual event to get political updates and share practical, innovative experiences with peers. The conference will bring together several hundred policy-makers and practitioners engaged in the energy transition.

Registration will open soon. Stay tuned !

***Our network members can already prebook Thursday 2nd June at 5pm for Energy Cities’ General Assembly.***

Contact: Nathalie Moroge

Considering its rapid development, Turkey is a particularly interesting spot to discuss the transformation of urban landscapes.

The Municipality of Bornova, located in Izmir metropolitain area, the third largest city of the country, is one of the oldest, but also dynamic and young populated local authorities of Turkey. Bornova joined our network in 2011 and is active in our Board of Directors since 2013. The city’s Sustainable Energy Action Plan has been completed with a 25% percent CO2 emission reductions target. Bornova, one of our six member cities in Turkey, was the first city in the country to participate in the ENGAGE campaign.
http://bornova.bel.tr/

Copyright photo: Mehmet Cetin | shutterstock.com

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