Copenhagen and Malmö set focus on sustainable growth
03-11-2015Green Growth
Copenhagen in Denmark and Malmö in Sweden are co-hosting the summit for major European cities, representing 25 per cent of the European population. Eurocities 2015 sets the focus on initiatives for quality of life, sustainable growth and innovation. The aim is to meet COP21 in December in Paris with a united voice. More than 400 politicians, experts, NGOs and representatives from EU are gathered in Copenhagen and Malmo the 4th-6th November 2015 to discuss how cities can create sustainable solutions to enhance livability.

- I'm pleased by the fact that Copenhagen and Malmö in collaboration are hosting Eurocities 2015. Copenhagen and Malmo are among the greenest cities in the world and have both worked seriously to promote green innovation, growth and better life quality. The summit is a unique opportunity to share our green solutions with the major European cities, says Copenhagen Lord Mayor Frank Jensen.

 Malmös Mayor Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh states:

 - We are pleased that the Eurocities Annual Meeting is placed in Malmö and Copenhagen this year. The cities drive much of the development in the world. And when 130 cities gather to discuss and share experiences, we can increase the quality of life for our citizens.

 At the summit, the topic is  'Living cities - sustainable growth and quality of life'. The aim is lively discussions and roundtable sessions with politicians, companies and representatives from 35 different European countries. The politicians will focus on the United Nations Conference on Climate Change  -COP21 - inParis in December to discuss how major European cities can create smart solutions reducing the effects of climate change.

EUROCITIES is a network of over 130 major European cities. Eurocities aims to influence the European institutions to improve the conditions on a large number of issues concerning Europe's cities and citizens. Social concerns, environment, culture, economical development, mobility and society are all main issues for the network. 

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