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European Union Committee of the Regions Special Issue on Cities of the Future
During the last few years, cities have come to play an
increasingly important economic and political role in
the 27 Member States. Hence, this forum is an opportunity
for the CoR to highlight the economic, social and
environmental challenges facing European municipalities.
In doing so, all aspects of cities will have to be taken
into account. Discussions will therefore focus on energy,
urban mobility, transport, entrepreneurship, and, as a
cross-cutting issue, sustainable development.
One of the main objectives of the event is to raise awareness
among CoR members and to encourage debate
on the Covenant of Mayors, a commitment by cities to
reduce their CO2 emissions by more than 20 % by 2020.
Key players such as mayors and representatives of model
cities — including the Mayor of Bilbao, which won the 2007
European Enterprise Award — and experts from the European
Commission, as well as associations and networks
from the sectors concerned, will take part in this forum.
  • Political Commitment
  • Implement Action
  • Reporting
  • Standards
  • People
  • Policy
  • Renewables
Type of resource:
  • Action plan
  • Case Study
  • Guideline / handbook
  • Presentation
  • Print resource
  • Awareness raising
  • General information
  • Implementation (tool)
  • Planning
  • Policy (local)
Author: committee of regions
Published in: 2007
Relevant for:
  • Europe
  • Municipal
  • Climate change
  • Energy efficiency
  • Including small & medium sized enterprises
  • Sustainable consumption & production
  • English
Free to use: Yes
Energy Subject:
  • Energy use
  • Energy efficiency
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