miércoles, 9 de enero de 2013

Mayor of Copenhagen Visits US to Present Green Danish Solutions

Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen presents Copenhagen's green development strategy on a visit to San Francisco and New York this week.

The Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen will visit San Francisco and New York from January 7-10. The agenda for the Lord Mayor’s visit is green solutions and sustainable urban development.

How to become carbon-neutral by 2025
In San Francisco, the Lord Mayor will meet with companies at the forefront of green technology and innovation. In New York, the Lord Mayor will meet with Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The Lord Mayor will present Copenhagen’s plan for how to become the world’s first carbon-neutral capital by 2025. Among the topics for discussion are also adaptation to climate change and the C40 Climate Leadership network.

"I'm very happy that the mayor of New York has set a clear, green agenda to inspire other great cities around the world. It is precisely those cities that have the power to make investments and create jobs, while working to improve the environment and prevent new natural disasters," says the Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen.

The Copenhagen Example: Green-up Your City! 
On January 9th The Lord Mayor will give a presentation on Copenhagen’s green strategy at Center for Architecture in New York and take part in a panel discussing the opportunities and challenges for sustainable cities together with New York City Commissioner for Design and Construction, David J. Burney, Cleantech Director, Marianna Lubanski, Copenhagen Capacity, Partner, Partner Thomas Christoffersen, Bjarke Ingels Group and David Dyssegaard Kallick, Senior Fellow at the Fiscal Policy Institute.

The event “Green-up Your City” is moderated by Director of AIA’s New York Chapter Rick Bell and organized by the Center for Architecture and the Consulate General of Denmark, New York.

Sustainability and economic growth go hand in hand
The panel will discuss the question of how to achieve both sustainability and economic growth; reducing CO2 emissions, while improving the quality of life and creating jobs and business opportunities throughout the entire economy. 

Copenhagen has developed its sustainable solutions to suit the demands of the city’s residents and businesses. They in turn have supported the political decisions and strategies created to address those issues.

Part of IBM's Smarter Cities Challenge
The City of Copenhagen has been chosen by IBM to be part of the “Smarter Cities Challenge” in 2013, where IBM top experts from different business units and geographies work closely together with the City’s leaders to address urban issues and deliver recommendations on how to make the city smarter and more effective. The Lord Mayor will meet with IBM in New York on this occasion.

Live streaming of panel discussion
At 6.30 PM at the below link you will be able to live stream the Lord Mayor's presentation at AIA and the following panel discussing of the question of how to achieve both sustainability and economic growth.

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