EUROCITIES 2017: Cities have the power to lead by example

The EUROCITIES Ljubljana conference took place on 15-17 November 2017 with the circular economy as its main theme. There were approximately 700 participants in attendance from across Europe. Ljubljana Mayor Zoran Janković underscored the importance of cities in ensuring the quality of life for their citizens and for future generations, and highlighted the two main challenges which are currently being faced: climate change on the one side, wars and terrorism on the other. The Mayor added that these challenges can only be managed through cooperation.

Daniël Termont, President of EUROCITIES and Mayor of Gent, emphasised the future significance of transitioning to the circular economy and highlighted that cities have more ambition in this area than countries. He added that, in the future, cities will have to reorganise themselves and cooperate...

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