In front of Cancun – Green City Award

26/10/2010 / Kaj

In front of Cancun, Mexico – The EU view
An interview with Peter Vis, Head of Cabinet, The Commissioner Connie Hedegaards office for Climate Action in the European Commission.
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Green City Award
From the European Green Capital Conference in Stockholm
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In front of Cancun, Mexico – Cities are becoming increasingly important in climate and sustainability work

After following the debate within the US Senate in recent months, the perspective is becoming increasingly clear prior to the international talks in Cancun, Mexico. It is not within the national governments that we see possible success routes for achieving results with climate and sustainability work.

I have also mentioned in previous blogs that the impetus is closer to the market; in companies and local authorities. There is plenty to be fetched from the increasingly active mayors in the US states and the European and Chinese mayor networks. EU could also play a more supportive role as a model for how an international political power can support local development in cities/municipalities and within various development areas.

So why not form a mayor group prior to Cancun that would help national governments to advance their positions? In the new interviews, you can follow some of the players – Siemens, IBM and the European Commission — that are active both on the market and within politics.

Best regards

Kaj Embrén

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