Sister cities Tampere and Guangzhou will arrange Sino-Finnish Learning Garden Guangzhou Workshop 27.-28.10.2015. If you are an education related company, organization, or person, you might be interested in reading the workshop agenda. If the agenda looks something that you might want to take part in, please, contact Ms. Jin Muranen, whose contact information you can find from the agenda document.
Tampere delegation is lead by Mr. Pekka Salmi, Deputy Mayor, City ofTampere.
FBCGD Chairman Mika Tavast represented the City of Tampere at the 6th Low Carbon City Development World Forum in Shenzhen. Mr. Tavast brought the greetings of Mayor of Tampere and welcomed, on behalf of her, the audience to come to Tampere where the Forum will be held in October.
The Sixth Low Carbon City Development World Forum, also known as the Second Shenzhen International Low Carbon City Conference, was held at the Shenzhen International Low-Carbon Town Convention & Exhibition Centre, Shenzhen, from 10-11 June 2014.
The event was organized by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of China, the Shenzhen Municipal Government, and was undertaken by the Shenzhen Development and Reform Commission, the Shenzhen Longgang District Government and Shenzhen SEZ Construction & Development. Co., Ltd. The event was supported by the Academy of Microeconomic Research of NDRC, the World Alliance for Low Carbon Cities, the Shenzhen Institute of Building Research, and the China Shenzhen Emission Exchange.
The theme of this conference was A Quality Path toward Urbanization. The forum consisted of an opening ceremony, the main conference, and parallel sessions. The main conference included four tracks which addressed different aspects of the low-carbon path to improving city quality: City Dialogue, Macro Dialogue, Industry Dialogue, and Think Tank Dialogue. The forum’s parallel sessions focused on low-carbon finance, low-carbon policy, the low-carbon city, and low-carbon industry.
The forum addressed topics crucial to the development of low-carbon urban environments. Among the topics addressed were the following highlights:
China’s Roadmap for Sustainable and Low-Carbon Cities
SMART/ICT: Eco-innovation, City Planning, Transportation
Low-Carbon Urbanization: Developed nations and developing countries
Business and Low-Carbon City Development
Resources Bottleneck – Obstacles and Solutions
Financing Low-Carbon Urbanization
The event hosted over 1,000 leaders from government, industry, investors, academia, international organizations, business associations, and media from over 40 countries. Participants gathered in Shenzhen to collectively seek new knowledge, enlightenment, and business opportunities on low-carbon development in China’s urbanization process.
Xie Zhenhua, Vice-Chairman, National Development and Reform Commission
Xu Qin, Mayor of Shenzhen
Graham Meadows, Special Advisor, European Commission
Mariana Fay, Chief Economist, Sustainable Development Network, World Bank
Travis Bradford, Director, Energy and Environment Concentration, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Larry Goulder, Shuzo Nishihara Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics, Stanford University
Feng Lun, Chairman, Vantone Holdings Co., Ltd.
Wang Shi, Chairman, China Vanke Co., Ltd.
Liang Xinjun, Vice Chairman/CEO, Fusun Group
Wang Chuanfu, Chairman, BYD Group
Jonathan Woetzel, Senior Director, McKinsey & Company