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March 20, 2013 - In brief

Going Green - Passer au vert

Making Smart choices for a sustainable future

In those days of intense EU-Canada relations with negotiations of major agreements, the EU is organising the Going Green conference to bring together key experts from both the EU and Canada for a one-day conference on the green economy.

The conference will focus on energy efficiency, green cities and clean energies for a sustainable future. It will seek to discuss current best practices from both EU and Canadian angles, and challenges faced at city, regional and country level. It will be a pragmatic platform for discussion with a keynote speaker opening the event in the person of Jeremy Rifkin. Cooperation will be one of the key outcomes of the event, with an emphasis on practical follow-up such as potential twinning of cities between Canadian and European municipal leaders present at the event.

What is our vision of a "smart" economy based on clean energy and sustainable growth? Are the European and Canadian cities that decided to go green a few years ago doing better than the others? What are the lessons that can be drawn from their experiences? What are the issues at stake, what are the challenges? What are the costs and the benefits? Get some answers by participating to the conference. Registration is free from the official website: http://eeas.europa.eu/canada/events/goinggreen2013/index_en.htm.



This conference is organised jointly by the European External Action Service and the Service for Foreign Policy Instruments of the European Commission. The event is taking place in the margins of the AMERICANA trade show (www.americana.org).


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