Copenhagen and Malmö set focus on sustainable growth
– 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.