European politicians across party lines call for long-term 100% target for renewable energy

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Fiona Hall, MEP and Member of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe: “Europe must scale up its renewables share to ensure economic prosperity, industrial competitiveness and democratic stability.”

A group of 50 European policy makers across party lines has called upon the European Commission to drastically increase the targets for renewable energy in the context of this week’s decision to set climate and energy targets for 2030. Current and former Members of Parliament (MEP) and politicians from 15 EU member states today concluded in Brussels that “self-interested actions and a lack of cooperation put Europe’s resilience, its society, economy and climate at risk. Only ambitious targets for renewable energy can sustain Europe’s economy and ultimately lead to an energy sector powered entirely by renewable energy.” [Read more →]

March 20, 2014   No Comments

Future of Cities Forum 2013

The World Future Council’s two-day Future of Cities Forum on regenerative urban development has just concluded. A huge thank you to everyone who contributed their time, energy, knowledge and experience to make this a spectacular meeting of the minds! Countless pertinent issues were discussed among the expert participants. Here is a tiny snapshot:

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September 8, 2013   No Comments

Engaging platform for multi-stakeholder dialogue

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Simply providing information is not enough in designing the roadmap and reaching the goal of a regenerative city. We need to inspire change by enhancing policy dialogue and capacity building for agents of urban change.

To facilitate this, the World Future Council’s annual Future of Cities Forum brings together 150 international agents of urban change to discuss the visions, strategies and pathways for the future of our cities. It gives participants the opportunity to showcase best practices and gain inspiration, encouragement, capacity building and a sense of empowerment which enable them to undertake the necessary actions in their constituencies

The next Future of Cities Forum takes place in Hamburg, Germany on September 4th – 7th. For more information please visit www.futureofcitiesforum.com. Follow @Good_Policies #FutureofCities on Twitter.

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September 4, 2013   No Comments