10. Event news
Local Renewables Conference 2016 starts tomorrow
Local Renewables 2016, taking place from 26-28 October, kicks off tomorrow with the goal of showing how to make the best use of available resources within cities and regions. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from the experiences of other international cities, European institutions, energy utilities, business representatives and research partners.
The conference will be held in Freiburg (Germany) and Basel (Switzerland). Participants will visit impressive of examples of sustainable urban living and neighbourhood transformation, and have the chance to take part in the bonus session: "Japan after Fukushima, perspectives for a transition to renewable energy – which lessons could be learned from Europe?" Insights will be given from Nagano Prefecture, and the Japanese cities of Odawara, Miyama, and Matsuyama.
Online registration is now closed but you can still register on site. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or refer to the Registration Desk at the Conference Venue, the Historisches Kaufhaus, Münsterplatz 24, 79098 Freiburg. Follow updates as they happen: @LR_Series, #LocalRenewables
To download the conference programme, click here. For further information, visit the conference website.
Last weeks to register for the Water PiPP final conference
The final event of the Water PiPP project, Empowering Public Procurement for Innovation in the EU Water Sector, will take place in Zaragoza (Spain) from 9 - 10 November 2016. The two-day conference will share and discuss the final outcomes and recommendations of the Water PiPP Project, as well as looking at the European procurement directives, water management services and infrastructures, and innovative procurement. A special focus will be placed on how to meet local water challenges. Registration for this free event is available online.
Procurers from the public water sector and suppliers from the business world are invited to explore innovation procurement from the angle of procurement practice, water sector policy, and business opportunities. The conference will be in English with Spanish interpretation available. The EU-funded Water PiPP project aims to stimulate demand for sustainable water solutions through innovative and pre-commercial procurement. Around 80 people are expected to attend the event.
To download the programme, click here. For more information, click here.
21st Breakfast at Sustainability’s to look at the circular economy
The Common Representation of the European Region Tyrol - South Tyrol - Trentino in cooperation with ICLEI will hold the 21st Breakfast at Sustainability's (B@S) on Wednesday 9 November 2016 in Brussels (Belgium) on the topic of the potential of the circular economy at regional and local level.
This event will interactively explore how regional and local actors can take an active role to achieve the vision of a circular economy model, as outlined in the recently adopted Circular Economy Package and the EU Action Plan for the Circular Economy.
Speakers at the meeting include Herbert Dorfmann, Member of the European Parliament; Joanna Drake, Deputy Director General, DG Environment, European Commission; and Bruno Oberhuber, Director of Energy Tirol, Tyrol (Austria). Further details are available in the programme, which can be downloaded online. Registration is open until 4 November.
To register for the meeting, contact email@example.com.